Category Archives: Books & Authors

ECW Welcomes Eric Wittenberg

Since the earliest days of Emerging Civil War, Eric Wittenberg has been a huge fan. He’s talked us up a lot, he’s offered advice, and he’s always had a lot of positive energy to inject any time we’ve turned to him … Continue reading

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Really? You Needed That?

I do not know if any of our readers know historians or history buffs. Perhaps you fit into these categories yourselves. If so, I hope this post resonates with you.

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Shenandoah Subordinates: Introduction to a Series

Part one in a series. The decision to place Maj. Gen. Philip Henry Sheridan in command of the Army of the Shenandoah in August, 1864 came as a surprise to many in the North. Sheridan had never before directed an … Continue reading

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ECW Welcomes David Powell

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome historian Dave Powell to the ranks of our contributors. David A. Powell is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute (1983) with a B.A. in history. He has published numerous articles in various magazines, … Continue reading

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Shaping Chancellorsville: Going National

part twelve in a series At a July 31, 2002 news conference, representatives from seven different preservation groups held a well-coordinated news conference to draw national attention to the latest development threat to the Chancellorsville battlefield: the land where action … Continue reading

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Exciting Symposium Update!

All of us at Emerging Civil War are excited to announce that C-SPAN will be filming the Saturday session of the First Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. C-SPAN will be filming live to tape, meaning that they … Continue reading

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Emerging Civil War Symposium-Press Release

July 25, 2014 For Immediate Release FIRST ANNUAL EMERGING CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM AT STEVENSON RIDGE TO EXAMINE “THE WAR IN 1864” SPOTSYLVANIA, VA—1864 proved to be the tipping point for American Civil War. Historians from the blog Emerging Civil War … Continue reading

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ECW Series: “That Furious Struggle”

We’re delighted to announce the upcoming release of the newest book in the Emerging Civil War Series: That Furious Struggle: Chancellorsville and the High Tide of the Confederacy by ECW co-founders Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White. That Furious Struggle … Continue reading

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Author Signings at the Emerging Civil War Symposium

We are excited to announce the full list of authors who will be on hand to sign copies of their books at the First Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Participants are welcome to bring copies of books they already own, … Continue reading

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Stewart on the Removal of Joe Johnston

The following is courtesy of author Stephen “Sam” Hood. Hood is a descendant of Confederate Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood, one of the most controversial commanders in the Confederacy, and is the author of the award-winning book John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, … Continue reading

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