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November-December Presentations

November: 7th: Chris Kolakowski “1865: An End and a Beginning,” Waynesboro Public Library, Waynesboro VA 7th: Chris Mackowski: “Grant’s Last Battle: The Story Behind the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant,” Loudoun County Public Library, Leesburg, VA. 11th: Daniel T. Davis … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Ken Burns: Chris Kolakowski

This series really brought the war to life in a human way for me. It still holds up all these years later, and will do so for a long time to come. In that sense it belongs in the category … 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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Symposium Lodging Information

Time is running out! Please be sure to book your room for the Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. There are a few hotel rooms left at the special $92.00 per night rate at the Hampton Inn … Continue reading

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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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