ECW Week in Review July 17-23

We’ve had another great week at Emerging Civil War. Along with a number of excellent posts, we observed the anniversaries of Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson’s death at Atlanta and the passing of President Ulysses S. Grant. Our authors continued to profile Union officers and also spent some time in the Western Theater. You may click on the links below to view the posts.

Chris Mackowski was on location in Atlanta to observe the anniversary of the death of Maj. Gen. James McPherson. He also posted a video from Grant Cottage in Mount McGregor, New York on the passing of the former Union general and President. In further observance of Grant’s death, Chris shared with our readers a number of memorial poems published by the Albany Evening Journal, “Let Us Have Peace”, “A Nation’s Sorrow”, “Grant”, “Prophecy”, “Our Dead General”.

Dwight Hughes took us down the Yazoo River with the CSS Arkansas.

Dave Powell wrote about Eli Long’s cavalry raid in Tennessee.

Staying with the theme of mounted operations, guest author John Miller provided our readers with information on the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park.

Kelly Mezurek discussed the William Clarke Quantrill Symposium and its impact on Civil War memory.

Chris Kolakowski profiled an American officer who fought in the Taiping Rebellion while Dan Davis and Derek Maxfield discussed the careers of two Union officers.

Along with our “Question of the Week”, we also put out a call to our readers to comment on the choice of covers for our upcoming first release in the “Engaging the Civil War” series published by Southern Illinois University.

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