Category Archives: Internet, Websites & Blogs

Creamer, Please. No Sugar

I had an idea the other day, and acted on it! I sort of made a “coffee run,” if you will . . . ——- Starbucks Customer Service / PO Box 6363 / Dover, DE 19905-6363 Meg Thompson / Hollister, CA 95023 / July … Continue reading

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General Lee Makes a Joke

The North Carolina Exploring Cultural Heritage Online site (NC ECHO) send some interesting things my way once in a while. This arrived yesterday: it is from the Greensboro Patriot, June 23, 1864, and is apparently reprinted from the Richmond Sentinel, … Continue reading

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Top 15 Posts of 2013—Number 11: Gary Gallagher, ECW, and the Wild West of Civil War Blogging (part one)

I’ve had two experiences recently that have given me pause to consider the relationship between history and blogging—and, by extension, that’s given me the opportunity to reflect on our specific mission here at Emerging Civil War. The first was a … Continue reading

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Mackowski Interviewed by Washington Post about Cathedral Windows

In case you haven’t seen it, ECW’s Chris Mackowski was interviewed by Washington Post columnist John Kelly in a story earlier this week. “Why are Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson honored at Washington National Cathedral?” Kelly asks, referring to … Continue reading

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Gary Gallagher, ECW, and the Wild West of Civil War Blogging (part one)

I’ve had two experiences recently that have given me pause to consider the relationship between history and blogging—and, by extension, that’s given me the opportunity to reflect on our specific mission here at Emerging Civil War. The first was a … Continue reading

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No NPS? No Problem! Fort Tejon State Park Ghost Walk!

The national park closures have turned out to be great for the state park systems. I live in California, and our local news featured several interesting events at our state parks themed for Hallowe’en. California is a big place, and … Continue reading

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A Choice, Not A Meme

There was nothing that Abraham Lincoln loved more than a good joke or humorous anecdote. His favorite author, for daily reading at least, was Charles Farrar Brown, the man who wrote as Artemus Ward. Lincoln loved a good joke, and … Continue reading

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Not Your Average Lincoln Movie: Saving Lincoln

Anyone who has read a post or a blog by me knows that I am a serious fan of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth and Ward Hill Lamon, both good friends of Abraham Lincoln. I love those guys, and I write about … Continue reading

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Pick number three in my Top 10 List: A set of maps

The third book, or books, every Civil War buff needs on the bookshelf is a good set of maps. These are invaluable–nothing less. They give form to the function of a campaign or battle and, depending on your choices, can … Continue reading

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Ask, & You Shall Receive . . .

A Civil War anecdote that may provoke a chuckle or so: There is a story purportedly about that photo of Lincoln and McClellan sitting in the tent looking at each other at Antietam. The photographer is supposed to have told … Continue reading

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