Category Archives: Books & Authors

The Myth of the “Cracker Line”: Part One

We are excited to welcome guest author Frank Varney. Frank is the author of General Grant and the Rewriting of History: How the Destruction of General William S. Rosecrans Influenced Our Understanding of the Civil War. Part one in a … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Chris & Jenny!

All of us at Emerging Civil War send our well wishes and heartfelt congratulations to Chris Mackowski and Jenny Hawkins-Mackowski!!!!!! Chris and Jenny were married Friday on the Spotsylvania Battlefield, at Stevenson Ridge.

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April-May Presentations

April: 4th: Phill Greenwalt will be teaching for the Rappahannock Life Learning Institute, ”From the Rapidan to the James River, the Overland Campaign of 1864 between Lee and Grant.” (VA) 5th: Kristopher White, “The Dead Lay All About….” The Aftermath of Gettysburg, at the Carnegie Library … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image, by Joshua Zeitz

I was on the list at Amazon for immediate delivery of Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image when publication occurred, and to say I was excited is an understatement. John Hay and John George … Continue reading

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A Peek at No Turning Back

I wrapped up work this week on the latest title in the Emerging Civil War book series and got it shipped off to the printer. No Turning Back: A Guide to the 1864 Overland Campaign by Robert “Bert” Dunkerly, Don Pfanz, … Continue reading

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Hood on Hood-Part IV

The conclusion of a four part series. Today we welcome back guest author Stephen “Sam” Hood. Sam is the author of John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General. *   *   * Another example of Sword misrepresenting … Continue reading

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Fort Sumter’s Cat Jack: the Cat that Went to War

I have often wondered exactly why the point of view of animals in any historical situation is of any interest whatsoever. Everyone knows animals really have no well-defined point of view. Anthropomorphizing animals is one of the things all “pet … Continue reading

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Stevenson Ridge in the Washington Post

We’ve told you about our upcoming Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, August 15-17. If you’re looking for a little more info about Stevenson Ridge, check out the travel section of today’s Washington Post. It features a great story—including … Continue reading

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Hood on Hood-Part III

The third part of a four part series. Today we welcome back guest author Stephen “Sam” Hood. Sam is the author of John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General. *   *   * Regarding the Spring … Continue reading

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March-April Presentations

March: 12th: Chris Mackowski, “The Bloody Angle,” at the Lynchburg (VA) Civil War Roundtable 13th: Chris Mackowski, “The Bloody Angle,” at the Chesapeake Civil War Roundtable (MD)  15th: Kristopher White, “Turning Points in the Wilderness,” at the North Carolina Civil War … Continue reading

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