Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

From the ECW Archives: Bennett Place Redux

ECW contributors Chris Mackowski and Phill Greenwalt have both made visits to Bennett Place that they’ve written about for the Emerging Civil War. In fact, Chris’s post, “The Road to Bennett Place,” was his first-ever contribution to Emerging Civil War. … Continue reading

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Online Symposium Payments Now Available

We are happy to announce that we have our online ticket registration up and running for the Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge (August 7-9, 2015). Remember, the early bird registration rate of $75.00 ends on April … Continue reading

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Emerging Civil War Symposium Update

We are happy to announce that the Emerging Civil War Symposium Chancellorsville tour will be led by our own Kristopher D. White. The tour will include the newly preserved property on Stonewall Jackson’s flank attack. White is the co-author of Chancellorsville’s … Continue reading

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O Captain! My Captain!

There are many excellent reasons why Walt Whitman is considered the poet laureate of the American Civil War. His poetic style is much closer to that of the 20th century’s free verse rather than the labored rhyme schemes so popular … Continue reading

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“A Negro Man”: Prince Estabrook of Lexington

As the British under Lt. Col. Francis Smith marched out of Lexington on the morning of April 19th, they left behind them 18 American casualties. One of these men who suffered wounds that morning was Prince Estabrook. Estabrook was unlike … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln, In Memorium

“Now he belongs to the ages.” — Edwin Stanton

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Question of the Week for April 13, 2015

Appomattox was only the beginning. Of the remaining surrenders, which one fascinates you most? Which one do you wish you knew more about?

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Another Anniversary to Commemorate Next Week

As we observe the beginning of the end of the American Civil War this week at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, another anniversary is just around the corner. 240 years and 10 days ago and approximately 630 miles the first shots … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Creek – 150 Years Later

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Sailor’s Creek Battlefield, which is part of the same-named Virginia State Park. On April 6, 1865, Union forces delivered a devastating blow to the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, which included eight generals … Continue reading

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Early Bird Rate Reminder: Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium

The Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium will be held at Stevenson Ridge. August 7 – 9, 2015. The $75 Early Bird rate will expire on April 30th. Register now to reserve your spot (reservations are required). For more information … Continue reading

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