Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

Hood’s New Army

John Bell Hood took command of the Army of Tennessee with a clear mandate (really an almost imperative directive) to wage offensive war against the Federals before Atlanta. Most discussions of his appointment tend to stop there, but fail to … Continue reading

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Limited Number of Rooms Available

For all of those planning on attending the First Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, the Inn at Stevenson Ridge has a limited number of rooms left. If you are planning on staying on site, be sure to … Continue reading

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A Matter of Opinion

In researching and writing for this blog, I have had much help from friends. One is Mr. Steve Splittgerber, who takes wonderful photographs. He sent a couple of images my way from the Frankfort Cemetery, in Frankfort, Kentucky. I am … Continue reading

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War on the 4th

On the fourth day of July, Americans join together in a celebration of Independence. We show our pride by sporting red, white, and blue, launching fireworks, and firing up the grill. During the years 1861-1865, four Independence Days passed by … Continue reading

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Genteel Bribery

As the June fiscal year data below illustrate, annual Federal spending during the seven years prior to the Civil War averaged $78 million, which was also the amount the year before the war began. During the five years straddling the … Continue reading

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Roll Alabama, Roll

  When the Alabama’s keel was Laid, (Roll Alabama, Roll), ‘Twas Laid in the Yard of Jonathan Laird (Roll, Roll Alabama, Roll!) ‘Twas laid in the yard of Jonathan Laird, ’twas lain in the town of Birkenhead. 
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Battle of Lynchburg 150th

Continuing the trend of the 150th, the Lynchburg (VA) Civil War Sesquicentennial is hosting a week of events to commemorate the Battle of Lynchburg fought on June 17 – 18, 1864. One of the highlights, which I may be a … Continue reading

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Our 1000th Post!

We reach a milestone of sorts today at Emerging Civil War: This is our 1000th post!

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Mosby, Big Yankee Ames, and General Grant

During the last week of February 1863 a hulking trooper in his early 30s from the Fifth New York Cavalry walked alone into Fauquier County, Virginia about forty miles west of Lincoln’s Capital to locate the Confederate guerrillas who for … Continue reading

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“Ok, let’s go.”: The 70th Anniversary of D-Day

For the last few weeks Emerging Civil War has extensively covered the 150th Anniversaries of the Atlanta Campaign and Grant’s Overland Campaign of 1864. Although we are a blog devoted to the American Civil War, we would be remiss if … Continue reading

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