Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

Registration is Now Open for the Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium

July 24 – 26, 2015 Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge                 $75 early bird rate-register by April 30th, $95 regular rate, Reservations Required Join Civil War historians and preservationists for the Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium, … Continue reading

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Tenting Among the Dead

Many locations throughout Virginia witnessed multiple battles during the four years of civil war. The slope to Marye’s Heights in Fredericksburg that seemed so insurmountable in December of 1862 again felt the tramp of Union attackers the following spring in … Continue reading

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Registration for the Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium

We at the Emerging Civil War are pleased to announce that registration will open for the Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium this coming Saturday, November 1. You, our loyal readers, were a big part of making this past year’s … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Cavalry Tactics: How Technology Drove Change

Part three in a series. In the Napoleonic system, the army’s mounted arm took multiple forms. There were: carabiniers, cuirassiers, dragoons, hussars, chasseurs, and lancers. Each had its own specific mission. Carabiniers were armed with dragoon carbines and sabers, and … Continue reading

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Sketches from the Shenandoah: Union Hospital in Middletown

James Taylor captured the aftermath of the Battle of Cedar Creek in this sketch. Here, Union surgeons operate on the wounded in Middletown.

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Civil War Echoes: Douglas MacArthur and the Return to the Philippines

70 years ago today, General Douglas MacArthur waded ashore on Leyte, fulfilling his famous pledge to return to the Philippines. The photo of him at that moment (shown here, center, with his staff) is one of the iconic images of … Continue reading

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“This city is now in the possession of the Confederate States of America”: The Raid on St. Albans, Vermont

On October 15, 1864, two men arrived in the town of St. Albans, Vermont and checked into a hotel named the American House. They appeared to be unassuming, but the two were the vanguard of some twenty others, all who … Continue reading

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Shenandoah Subordinates: George Washington Getty and the Battle of Cedar Creek

Part four in a series. In the wake of the victory at the Battle of Tom’s Brook, the Union Army of the Shenandoah trudged north, eventually going into camp along a stream known as Cedar Creek, south of the village of … Continue reading

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Civil War Echoes: College Football

As another college football Saturday passes, I cannot help but be struck by the various Civil War connections that can be found on today’s gridiron. Like any deep-rooted regional organization, colleges and universities are an expression of each state and reflect … Continue reading

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Coming Up this Weekend

This weekend C-SPAN 3 will be airing another Emerging Civil War Symposium lecture from this past August. On Saturday, at 6 PM , Chris Kolakowski’s lecture “1864: The Last Stand of the Confederate Navy″ will air. We are currently in the planning stages for … Continue reading

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