Tag Archives: Daniel Davis

Day One: Kennesaw Mountain

Part one in a series The first thing we notice at the base of Kennesaw Mountain is a restaurant offering “Ice cold margaritas” in big white letters across its bright red roof. In the background, Kennesaw peeks out from behind … Continue reading

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Symposium Preview: Dan Davis and the Legacy of Sherman

by ECW Correspondent Liam McGurl Daniel T. Davis, author of Calamity in Carolina, is ready to bring a fresh perspective to a controversial commander for the 2015 Emerging Civil War symposium. Davis, the chief historian for Emerging Civil War, has … Continue reading

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Sherman’s Memoirs Inspire Davis’ “Calamity”

By ECW Correspondent Pat Tintle After sitting down to read the memoirs of Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman one year ago, Daniel T. Davis was sparked by the idea to write about the battles of Averasboro and Bentonville—two battles in … Continue reading

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“Telling History” vs “Making Art”: Richard Ewell on July 1

My favorite scene in the movie Gettysburg comes when a fiery Isaac Trimble, taught as an over-coiled spring, appears before Robert E. Lee to recount the events of July 1. Frustrated by Richard Ewell’s inaction in front of Cemetery Hill … Continue reading

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Emory Upton in Upstate New York

Batavia, New York, sits midway between Buffalo and Rochester along the busy New York State Thruway. Western New Yorkers know it best for its racetrack, Batavia Downs, a half-mile track that features live harness racing July through December. But I … Continue reading

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July-August Presentations

July: 4th: Daniel T. Davis, Phillip Greenwalt, and Kristopher White-speaking and signing at the Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor Center (PA) 16th: Chris Mackowski, “And the War Came: An Overview of the Civil War,” Study of U.S. Institutions on U.S. History and Government, sponsored by the … Continue reading

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My Call to Arms: A Look Back at My Overland Campaign

What no one ever tells you about being an author is that it mostly involves schlepping a lot of books from place to place. Sure, there’s some writing involved (and, oh, if only I had time to do more!), but … Continue reading

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The Riddick House at Stevenson Ridge

The Riddick House at Stevenson Ridge will play host to our First Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Please join us August 15-17, 2014 for this all inclusive event. The symposium will focus on “The War in 1864.” … Continue reading

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An Interview with Daniel Davis and Phillip Greenwalt

An Interview with Daniel Davis and Phillip Greenwalt, authors of Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor, May 26–June 5, 1864 (Interview Courtesy of Savas Beatie, LLC) Q: Why did you decide to write the book? PG: Cold … Continue reading

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Announcing the latest ECWS title: No Turning Back

We’re pleased to announce an upcoming addition to the Emerging Civil War Series. No Turning Back: A Guide to the 1864 Overland Campaign by Robert Dunkerly, Donald Pfanz, and David Ruth is slated for release this April. “NTB,” as we’ve … Continue reading

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