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2014 in Review: The Battle of Shepherdstown and the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

Published in two parts, guest-poster Kevin Pawlak’s examination of the battle of Shepherdstown and its implications first appeared on August 2, 2014. Part one of his series comes in on our list of most-read posts at number five. “The World Will Little … Continue reading

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2014 in Review: Eye of the Storm

Coming in at #6 on our list of most-read posts from 2014 is a post by Chris Mackowski from May 21, 2014, as part of our sesquicentennial coverage of the Overland Campaign. It was the 150th anniversary of one of … Continue reading

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2014 in Review: Hell Breaks Loose in Georgia

The seventh-most-read post of 2014 came from Lee White, stationed on the Kennesaw Line for the 150th anniversary. Lee’s post from June 27, 2014, recapped one of the most famous assaults of the Western Theater: The Kennesaw Line: Hell Breaks … Continue reading

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2014 in Review: General Grant and the Rewriting of History

The eighth-most-read post of 2014 was a review Chris Mackowski posted on January 22, 2014. The book, by Frank P. Varney, offered a behind-the-scenes look at the ways Ulysses S. Grant compiled and sometimes manipulated the historical record when he wrote … Continue reading

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2014 in Review: Acquiring Lee’s HQ

The Civil War Trust made big news in July when it announced plans to acquire General Lee’s Headquarters at Gettysburg. Emerging Civil War offered some exclusive coverage of the news, beginning on July 1: Civil War Trust to Acquire Lee’s … Continue reading

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2014 in Review: Put in the Boys….

To start our top-ten countdown of “most-read posts of 2014,” we have an offering from Phillip Greenwalt, originally posted on May 15, 2014, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of battle of New Market: “Put in the boys, and may … Continue reading

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The ECW Year in Review

Merry Christmas from all of us at Emerging Civil War!

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“Every tombstone is a biography”

We are pleased to welcome guest author Betsy Dinger to Emerging Civil War. After obtaining her BS in History from Frostburg State University in Maryland, Betsy began her National Park Service career in 1988 working at Shenandoah NP, Valley Forge NHP … Continue reading

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The Rappahannock

by Jason Klaiber, ECW Correspondent One hundred and fifty two years ago today, the Union army made a harrowing crossing over the Rappahannock River as it prepared to do battle in Fredericksburg. Now, a new documentary, Rappahannock, takes a fresh … Continue reading

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The 3rd Maine at Gettysburg

Today, we’re pleased to welcome guest author Anthony Trusso. Although the 20th Maine Infantry gets a lot of attention for its actions at Gettysburg, due mostly to its prominence in the 1993 film Gettysburg, other regiments from the Pine Tree … Continue reading

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