Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Closing In on Chickamauga in the Words of the Soldiers Themselves

A few weeks ago, Dave Powell said he’d be honoring the Chickamauga campaign by offering a number of first-hand accounts leading up to the battle over at his personal site, the Chickamauga Blog. If you’ve been following along, you can … Continue reading

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Discussing the Civil War Sesquicentennial

Over the weekend, C-SPAN featured a panel discussion from the Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge that looked at the impact of the Civil War on current events. The discussion included a look at the Confederate Culture Wars, and … Continue reading

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Registration is Open for the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium

All of us at Emerging Civil War are proud to announce that the registration for the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge is now open! Our Early Bird registration rate is just $75.00 per person, and ends … Continue reading

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Ken Burns From the ECW Archives

As we continue this week to explore the legacy of Ken Burns’ The Civil War as it airs on PBS for its 25th anniversary, consider taking a dip into ECW’s archives for a look at what we’ve written about it … Continue reading

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C-SPAN from the Symposium: Dana Shoaf and the Use of the Bayonet

If you missed it this past weekend, the first installment of C-SPAN’s coverage of the 2015 Emerging Civil War Symposium aired. Keynote speaker Dana Shoaf, editor of Civil War Times, discussed the cultural and military legacies of the bayonet, including its … Continue reading

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Upcoming Presentations: September-October

September: 10th: Chris Mackowski, “Strike Them a Blow: Battles Along the North Anna River” at the Bull Run Civil War Roundtable, Centreville, VA 11th: Chris Mackowski, “The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson,” Friends of Wilderness Battlefield, Ellwood 15th: Chris Mackowski, … Continue reading

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Question of the Week 8/31-9/6

This week’s Question of the Week was suggested by ECW Contributor Ryan Quint who asks: What is something you’ve always wondered about the Civil War or something you may have recently come across that the historians here at ECW could help … Continue reading

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Civil War Regiments Series—Open Submissions

We are happy to announce that we are accepting open submissions for the re-launch of the Civil War Regiments Series. Currently we are accepting submissions for the following issues: July 1st at Gettysburg May 2nd at Chancellorsville Submissions should consist of … Continue reading

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Question of the Week – 8/24-8/28

This week’s question comes from our own Ashley Webb. I recently visited Richmond for work, and as I was driving down Richmond’s Monument Avenue, I was struck, not by the ‘offensive’ nature of the Confederate statues lining the center of the … Continue reading

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Symposium Takeaway: Chris Mackowski

Chris Mackowski wraps up our series reflecting on the Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Many of the talks at the symposium tied back to words. Chris Kolakowski talked about Lee’s Order No. 9, which served as the … Continue reading

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