Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Question of the Week—January 12, 2015

This week’s question of the week comes from ECW reader Dwight Hughes: I have a question for you experts: Everyone talks about Jackson’s brilliance at Chancellorsville. What about Second Manassas? The flanking movement at Chancellorsville was excellently conceived and executed, … Continue reading

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ECW Welcomes Derek Maxfield

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome Derek Maxfield as the most recent addition to our stable of regular contributors. Derek is an assistant professor of history at Genesee Community College (GCC) in Batavia, New York. As part of his … Continue reading

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Question of the Week—January 5, 2015

In his book Such Troops As These, author Bevin Alexander calls Confederate Lt. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson “by far the greatest general ever produced by the American people.” Later, he refers to Jackson as “one of the supreme military … Continue reading

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ECW in Review

Last week, we took a look at the top posts of 2014. Today, as a postscript, we offer you a quick look at the top ECW posts of all time: 5) Some General Thoughts on Major General George A. Custer by … Continue reading

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2014 in Review: Battle for the Salt Mines

The most-read post of the year, published on October 2, 2014, came courtesy of Chris Kolakowski, describing one of the lesser-known actions in Virginia on its sesquicentennial anniversary. They Intended to Kill All of Them: Battle and Death in Southwest … Continue reading

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2014 in Review: War Chicken

Coming in at number two on the list of most-read posts for 2014, Meg Thompson’s February 20 account of Robert E. Lee’s most unusual camp follower: War Chicken

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2014 in Review: The Confederate Dead of Alsop Farm

The third-most-read post of 2014 was published on May 20 by Chris Mackowski as part of ECW’s sesquicentennial coverage of the battle of Harris Farm at Spotsylvania Court House. The Confederate Dead of Alsop Farm

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2014 in Review: Paving Over Civil War Memory

Our third-most-read post of 2014, published by Chris Mackowski on October 30, brought ill tidings for fans of preservationists. Paving Over Civil War Memory in the Sesquicentennial Season

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2014 in Review: Coffee in the Civil War

Coming in at number four on our list of most-read posts for 2014 is a Sept. 25, 2014, post by Ashley Webb, one of our newest regular contributors at ECW: Coffee in the Civil War

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Sign up for the 2015 Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

Just a reminder about the 2015 Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. This year’s theme: Civil War Legacies. $75/person early-bird rate for those who register by April 30. $95/person regular rate. Check out the Symposium page for more details, and … Continue reading

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