Tag Archives: Photography

The Weight of a Year

Working on the layout for Bert Dunkerly’s upcoming To the Bitter End, I was searching for a photo of President Lincoln from 1865. As I sorted through the Library of Congress’s stash, I came across a pair of photos taken … Continue reading

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I Wish I Had Been in the Case: Portrait Photography, Federal Soldiers, and the Home Circle (part two)

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author James Brookes. This is the second part of a two-part series. The mass transition of images between Federal soldiers and their home communities was entirely unprecedented. In February 1862, Humphrey’s Journal observed … Continue reading

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I Wish I Had Been in the Case: Portrait Photography, Federal Soldiers, and the Home Circle (part one)

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author James Brookes. This is the first of a two-part series. In April 1855, the English photographer Roger Fenton wrote to his wife from the Crimean Peninsula to update her on his progress … Continue reading

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Give the Gift of War!

Almost everyone who reads this blog has some interest in the American Civil War, even if it is only that a household member is a Civil War buff. With the holidays upon us, ECW will offer a short series of … Continue reading

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The Wind-Down of Photo Season

The view coming down Sterrett’s Gap catches me unaware. The panorama opens unexpectedly on my right: The Cumberland Valley laid out in a patchwork of browns and tans and auburns. In the distance, I can see Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and, it … Continue reading

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Looming in the Harbor

Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor

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Picket Line

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Our 1000th Post!

We reach a milestone of sorts today at Emerging Civil War: This is our 1000th post!

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A Different View of Chancellorsville

Sometimes, the coolest things I see on the battlefields have nothing to do with the Civil War. Nature is always up for offering some wonder. The challenge, of course, is leaving ourselves open to seeing it. Today, I hit the … Continue reading

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Eye of the Storm

In the photograph, Ulysses S. Grant stands behind a bench, back to the camera, leaning over the shoulder of his top subordinate, George Gordon Meade. Neither of their faces are visible, but I image the strain of the last two … Continue reading

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