Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

“Potentially Momentous”

  Last week, Michael Harris wrote about the Battle of Brandywine and in his conclusion mentioned his excellent history on this important battle in the American Revolution. While reading his work, I came across the account of Captain Patrick Ferguson. … Continue reading

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Honoring the Chickamauga Campaign

While the battle of Chickamauga was fought between September 18 and 20, 1863; Union General William Starke Rosecrans’s campaign to capture Chattanooga and (if possible) capture or destroy the Confederate Army of Tennessee really began on August 16th. Federal infantry … Continue reading

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Civil War Road Trip

A couple of times a year, I get to indulge my Civil War obsession with a road trip. The first week in August was my most recent example of the genre. This time I headed east, intent on libraries and … Continue reading

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Symposium Takeaway: Meg Thompson

There are many reasons to travel 3,000 miles, including being part of the Emerging Civil War’s Second Symposium. It is wonderful to put faces to names, and to see friends I have not seen for a year. I presented again … Continue reading

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Welcome Back C-SPAN!!!

All of us at Emerging Civil War are pleased to welcome back C-SPAN to this year’s Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. C-SPAN will cover Friday evenings events, which include our Keynote Speaker Dana Shoaf, and our … Continue reading

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ECW panel at St. Bonaventure University looks back at the 150th and the war

Some of ECW’s historians traveled to western New York last weekend for a Civil War event at St. Bonaventure University. Descendants of the 154th New York Infantry gathered on campus for their 30th annual reunion. The day also marked the official … Continue reading

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“Little Billy’s” Big Mausoleum

Another installment in the “Tales From the Tombstone” series. Although never a physically imposing man, William Mahone, left a lasting impact on 19th century Virginia, as a civilian, military officer, and politician. In one way or another, all these pursuits … Continue reading

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Mercer’s Grenadier Militia

  Emerging Revolutionary War and Revolutionary War Wednesday is pleased to welcome back guest historian Drew Gruber. Part 1 When we think about American militia during the Revolutionary War, the image of an untrained rifle-toting citizen turned soldier comes to … Continue reading

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Question of the Week 7/27-8/2

All of us began studying the American Civil War for a variety of different reasons. Your reason could be as monumental as being related to one of the key figures of the war or as simple as finding a bullet … Continue reading

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Name Change Alert!!

I know it is politically incorrect nowadays for a woman to take the name of the man she marries (or whatever!), but I am formally–OK–informally!–announcing that Robert Groeling and I got married on July 4 of this year. I will … Continue reading

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