Week of October 10-14 In Review

We would like to thank all of our readers and authors for another outstanding week here at Emerging Civil War.

The week featured a series looking at the book Race and Reunion, authored by David Blight. The four-part series featured authors Chris Mackowski, Ashley Whitehead, James Broomall, and Matt Stanley. If you haven’t had the chance to read their posts click here; they all bring a little something different to the table.

Drew Pullen took us to the Outer Banks of North Carolina by exploring the Chicamacomico Races.

Chris Mackowski added to his Race and Reunion posts with a conversation with author James Morgan. James Authored the new book A Little Short of Boats: The Civil War Battles of Ball’s Bluff and Edward’s Ferry. Next, Chris took us to the former Union¬†prisoner of war camp at Elmira New York.¬† Chris also posted about the famous picture from the Sunken Road at Fredericksburg, in What’s a Picture Actually Worth?

Caity Stuart posted pictures from both Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, and Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia.

We also saw a short post about John Brown’s Beard.


This week we will see posts on the 5th Corps’s overlooked role at Gettysburg; we will learn about General Eleazar Paine; we will ask what was important to the soldiers in both the Blue and Gray; and we’ll review Jeffrey D. Wert’s new book A Glorious Army: Robert E. Lee’s Triumph 1862-1863. Plus, more on Ball’s Bluff.

In the coming weeks, we will have posts on embalming in the Civil War, General Alexander Hays, the explosion at the Allegheny Arsenal, the “desired ground at Gettysburg,” the Battle of Tom’s Brook, and much more.

This spring we are planning our first tour with the authors of Emerging Civil War. The tour will be “Gettysburg: Off the Beaten Path.” More details to follow.

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