Welcome to Emerging Civil War

On behalf of the founders of the Emerging Civil War Blog we would like to welcome you to our corner of the internet. We sincerely hope that you will stop by often. This blog will offer posts three to five times a week. Our goal is to give a voice to new and upcoming authors, who are looking to share their expertise and recent work with the world.

We have designed the site to be a free-flowing forum of ideas. Do not hesitate to comment on something you agree or disagree with. All we ask is that all disagreements remain respectful. Vulgar attacks will not be tolerated.

The blog is made up of a diverse group of authors, each of whom has a different area of expertise. Therefore readers will be exposed to new works on a wide range of topics. The mix of historians again is diverse. We have historians from the academic, military, public and social fields of history. Their expertise varies from memory studies, political studies, military studies and much more. As the site grows, our number and diversity of authors will grow as well.

Here is a list of current authors (see the Authors link for more information on each):

James Broomall, visiting assistant professor at the University of North Florida

Zac Cowsert, historian at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, with additional expertise in the Trans-Mississippi Theater

Daniel Davis, former historian at Appomattox Court House & Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

Steward Henderson, historian at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, with additional expertise on the United States Colored Troops

Chris Mackowski, associate professor at St. Bonaventure University and author

Beth Parnicza, historian at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

Matt Stanley, PhD student at the University of Cincinnati

Jake Struhelka, historian at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

Kristopher White, former historian at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania and author

Ashley Whitehead, historian at Richmond National Battlefield Park and a PhD student at West Virginia University

As we move ahead over the next few weeks we have some great topics that our authors will be writing on.

Upcoming Topics:

  • Thoughts on General George Custer
  • Did the Second Battle of Fredericksburg Save Lee’s Army?
  • War along the North Carolina Coast 1861-1862
  • Stonewall Jackson’s arm and its place in history
  • Politics in the Army of the Potomac
  • The Confederate Congress
  • The ageing Civil War community
  • Book reviews on Chancellorsville Crossroads of Fire and Inventing Stonewall Jackson

We are really excited about this endeavor. Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to explore the site!

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5 Responses to Welcome to Emerging Civil War

  1. Kudos for a great idea. I hope that this blog is as good as it aspires to be. If the Custer post is any indication, you’re off to a great start. I will put up a link and a brief post from my blog tonight.

    Good luck with it, and keep up the good work.

    1. Eric,

      Thank you for the kind words. I really enjoy your blog. If you have any suggestions feel free to drop a line. Thank you for placing a link on your site, we really appreciate it.


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