Category Archives: Books & Authors

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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Copperhead: A Case Study in Bad Marketing

Ron Maxwell has his fans and he has his detractors—but what he really needs is a good marketing department. Case in point: I recently ordered a copy of his movie from Copperhead from Amazon.com. At $5, it was hard to … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

This weekend marks the Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. “The upcoming events are a great way for our readers and authors to come together, face-to-face,” commented ECW co-founder Chris Mackowski. Kristopher White, who is the co-coordinator … Continue reading

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Welcome Back C-SPAN!!!

All of us at Emerging Civil War are pleased to welcome back C-SPAN to this year’s Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. C-SPAN will cover Friday evenings events, which include our Keynote Speaker Dana Shoaf, and our … 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: May 2nd at Chancellorsville May 3rd at Chancellorsville Please see our … Continue reading

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Name Change Alert!!

I know it is politically incorrect nowadays for a woman to take the name of the man she marries (or whatever!), but I am formally–OK–informally!–announcing that Robert Groeling and I got married on July 4 of this year. I will … Continue reading

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ECW on the Road: St. Bonaventure University, the 154th New York, and a Discussion of the Future of the War

Emerging Civil War historians visiting St. Bonaventure University next Saturday won’t simply be reflecting on a battle that ended 150 years ago—they’ll discuss why the ripple effects of the nation’s darkest period still wash over us today. The Confederate flag controversy that … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Barnes & Noble in Fredericksburg brings Civil War books to life

History books come to life at Barnes & Noble in Fredericksburg, Virginia, this Saturday. The bookstore, located in Central Park, Fredericksburg, is hosting a Civil War Living History Event on Saturday, July 25 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. ECW’s … Continue reading

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On Writing Grant’s Last Battle

Part one of two In the fall of 2012, I had the opportunity to speak to the Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table in Fredericksburg, Virginia, about Ulysses S. Grant’s memoirs. Grant’s work to write them was literally a race … Continue reading

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Review: “The First Battle for Petersburg: The Attack and Defense of the Cockade City, June 9, 1864”

The First Battle for Petersburg: The Attack and Defense of the Cockade City, June 9, 1864, by William Glenn Robertson. (Savas Beatie: 2015). 3 pages preface, 147 pages main text, Appendix 1: Federal Order of Battle, Appendix 2: Confederate Order … Continue reading

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