Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Our 1000th Post!

We reach a milestone of sorts today at Emerging Civil War: This is our 1000th post!

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Controversial Hood Biography Garners Plaudits

Last spring, ECW offered a series of guest posts by author Stephen M. “Sam” Hood, a descendent of Confederate Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood. Sam recently received some good news: his book, John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of … Continue reading

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June-August Presentations

June: 17th: Chris Mackowski, “We Must Strike them a Blow: Showdown at the North Anna River,” at the Outer Banks (NC) Civil War Roundtable 19th: Daniel T. Davis and Phillip Greenwalt Cold Harbor lecture and book signing event at the Fredericksburg Area Museum … Continue reading

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Turning Lee’s Flank

(Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park Collection.)

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An Excerpt from “No Turning Back”

Today, to follow part of the Federal march south, we’re pleased to bring you excerpts from No Turning Back: A Guide to the 1864 Overland Campaign by Robert M. Dunkerly, Donald C. Pfanz, and David R. Ruth. Stop 26: The … Continue reading

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Follow the Overland Campaign with the Emerging Civil War Series

Follow the Overland Campaign with the Emerging Civil War Book Series, from Savas Beatie, LLC. No Turning Back: A Guide to the 1864 Overland Campaign, from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor, May 4-June 13, 1864 By: Robert M. Dunkerly, Donald … Continue reading

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The Cartographer and the Pfanz

If you’ve picked up any of the titles in the Emerging Civil War Series, you know what fantastic maps they have. The maps are courtesy of cartographer Hal Jespersen, who was in Fredericksburg this week to visit some of the … Continue reading

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Question of the Week for May 19, 2014

This past week marked the 150th Anniversary of the battle of New Market (May 15, 1864). Federal Major General Franz Sigel was ordered by Grant to move up the Valley Turnpike to Lynchburg, where Sigel was to destroy the canal … Continue reading

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The Assaults of May 18

In recognition of the Federal attacks that took place at Spotsylvania Court House today, 150 years ago, we offer a repost of a piece by Chris Mackowski: “Engineering Over Infantry: Spotsylvania May 18, 1864.” Chris and co-author Kris White have … Continue reading

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Catching Up on our 150th Anniversary Coverage

We wanted to take a moment to thank all of our readers for following along with our 150th anniversary coverage. Over the last two weeks we have published a large number of posts, to make it easier on our readers, … Continue reading

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