Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

Announcing Revolutionary War Wednesdays!

  History can resemble the peeling of an onion. There are multiple layers, each one resting on top of each other and, when peeled back, can provoke an emotion—anger, happiness, empathy, or a score of others. Like an onion, that … Continue reading

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Special Announcement: Keynote Speaker for Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium

We are pleased to announce our Keynote Speaker for the Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium, Dana B. Shoaf. As the Symposium will focus on Civil War Legacies, Dana will present Give Them the Cold Steel (or not): A Military … Continue reading

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Emerging Civil War Welcomes Dan Welch

Emerging Civil War is pleased to announce the addition of Daniel Welch to our line-up of regular contributors. You’ve probably been following Dan’s posts on the letters of surgeon William Child, writing home during the last months of 1864 and … Continue reading

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DATE CHANGE: Emerging Civil War Symposium 2015

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, Emerging Civil War has had to change the date of our 2015 symposium. Please mark your calendar: The Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge will be held August 7-9, 2015. Our keynote … Continue reading

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Preview of Trouble to Come: Secretary of War Edwin Stanton Visits Sherman in Savannah

Despite his Brother Sen. John Sherman’s assurance that Sec. of War Edwin Stanton was “your fast friend, and was when you had fewer,” Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman was unsettled by Stanton’s unannounced visit to Savannah in January, 1865. With his … Continue reading

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ECW Welcomes Derek Maxfield

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome Derek Maxfield as the most recent addition to our stable of regular contributors. Derek is an assistant professor of history at Genesee Community College (GCC) in Batavia, New York. As part of his … Continue reading

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“…please furnish better mules…”— JEB Stuart’s 1862 Christmas Raid, Part Two

This is part two of a two-part series on Jeb Stuart’s 1862 Christmas Raid; part one was posted on December 26th. Stuart’s Christmas Raid, by John Paul Strain  After sending his famous message to Gen. Meigs, Stuart decided to confuse … Continue reading

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The ECW Year in Review

Merry Christmas from all of us at Emerging Civil War!

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The Strategic Impact of the Battle of Nashville

When Maj. Gen. George Thomas’ Union forces drove the Army of Tennessee from their position south of Nashville on December 16, 1864, it signaled an end to John Bell Hood’s invasion of Tennessee. Hood’s army in shambles, any hopes of … Continue reading

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A Distant Confederate Christmas

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Dwight Hughes. The CSS Shenandoah, the most remote and loneliest outpost of the beleaguered Confederacy, surged around the Cape of Good Hope and into the Indian Ocean about equidistant between Madagascar to … Continue reading

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