Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

The Anatomy of a Charge

Recently I have been researching various Civil War frontal assaults to help put the decisive April 2, 1865 storming of the Petersburg lines into perspective for my upcoming book Dawn of Victory. I encountered an interesting piece written August 15, 1864, … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Turkey Pardon–a 2011 reprint, updated!

November 26 marks another year in which a turkey receives a Presidential pardon, this time from President Obama. The 2014 turkeys (there are always two nowadays–one is an alternate in case something happens to the first) are from Ohio, and … Continue reading

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Updated Speakers Bureau

The authors of Emerging Civil War are pleased to announce that we have updated our Speakers Bureau. If your roundtable, historical society or museum is looking for a fresh perspective on an old story, we have a wide variety of … Continue reading

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Thank You

On this Tuesday in November, the authors at Emerging Civil War would like to say “Thank You” to all of our Veterans, both past and present.

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ECW’s Dave Powell Publishes New Chickamauga Book

Savas Beatie has just published the long-awaited first volume of a new trilogy on the battle of Chickamauga, written by our own Dave Powell. The Chickamauga Campaign, Vol. I: A Mad Irregular Battle provides an in-depth examination of both the … Continue reading

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“Littlepage’s Big Contributions to the Confederacy”

This is another installment of “Tales From the Tombstone.” Littlepage was the middle name of Carter L. Stevenson, a Confederate major general that saw extensive service in the west during the American Civil War. Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia to a … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Rectortown and Mosby’s Confederacy

One of the best preserved landscapes in Virginia is that of “Mosby’s Confederacy” located in southern Loudoun County and northern Fauquier County. The area’s roads, farms and fences are mostly on the same locations as they were during the Civil … Continue reading

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Strategy Afloat: Commerce Raiding

November 6 is an important date in the history of one of the Civil War’s most successful commerce raiders, the CSS Shenandoah. This day 150 years ago she took the second of her 38 victims; exactly a year later she … Continue reading

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Check Out Last Year’s ECW Symposium Speakers on C-SPAN

With registration now open for the 2015 Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, you might be wondering, “Should I go?” If last year’s presenters are any indication, then, yes, you should. But don’t just take our word for it–see … Continue reading

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Coming Soon from the Emerging Civil War Series: The First Day at Gettysburg

It would have been too obvious for the Emerging Civil War Series to start with Gettysburg, but now that we’re rolling along, we’ve been getting a lot of requests for it. So, it’s time to deliver. But because Gettysburg is … Continue reading

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