It has been a busy week at Emerging Civil War. We continued our preview of speaker topics for the 2017 Symposium. Additionally, a new Series “My Favorite Historical Person”, kicked off Friday, June 9. Here is a recap of all our posts from June 5 to June 11. You may click on each of the links to view the respective posts.
Ryan Quint, Kevin Pawlak, Dan Welch, Chris Mackowski and Eric Wittenberg all posted articles regarding their topics for this year’s ECW Symposium. Our focus is Great Defenses of the Civil War. There is still time to register for the Symposium by clicking here.
Speaking of the Symposium, this year’s Sunday tour will be led by Eric and Dan Davis, the co-authors of “Out Flew the Sabres: The Battle of Brandy Station, June 9, 1863”. Dan observed the 154th Anniversary of the battle on Friday with a post on Union Colonel Benjamin “Grimes” Davis. He also shared a personal account from a member of the 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry about the fighting on Fleetwood Hill.
Chris Mackowski added another video in our “On Location” series, reporting in from Fort Fisher.
Our latest ECW Short from Bert Dunkerly is also available.
Also in regards to ECW publications, Kristopher White recounted a visit to Chattanooga and and visited the scene James Walker’s famous painting, “Battle Above the Clouds”. Walker depicts Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker’s assault on Lookout Mountain. The painting is the cover image for the latest release in the Emerging Civil War Series, “Battle Above the Clouds: Lifting the Siege of Chattanooga and the Battle of Lookout Mountain” by David Powell.
Guest author Winifred Maloney discussed a recent experience at Fenway Park with living historians of the 54th Massachusetts.
Our weekly preservation update focused on the Battle of Mansfield.
We also kicked off a new series that will run through the month of June. Our authors and a few guests are focusing on their favorite characters from the Civil War era. Dan Welch and Chris Kolakowski have contributed pieces with more to follow in the coming weeks.