ECW Welcomes Sean M. Chick

Sean Michael Chick graduated from University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Communications and from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Master of Arts in History. He served as a teaching assistant in the history department at University of Kentucky and currently works in New Orleans, leading historic tours of his hometown and helping residents and visitors appreciate the city’s past. Chick has also been involved in historic board game development and design for many years.

Welcomed as a speaker at CWRTs and at the 20th Annual Bluegrass Symposium (2007), he has presented his research on secession and the life of General Beauregard. Chick has published a book about the Battle of Petersburg. He has written articles for nationally recognized history magazines, and is currently working on books for the Emerging Civil War Series.

Chick’s research interests include Beauregard, New Orleans during the Civil War, the Army of Tennessee, and Civil War tactics in relation to linear tactics from 1685-1866. His studies in historic tactics and generalship emphasizes new perspectives to Civil War studies. He is always looking for new topics of study in untapped resources and avenues of inquiry into the past.


The Battle of Petersburg, June 15-18, 1864 (Potomac Books, 2015)


  • Country Roads
  • Paper Wars
  • NOLA Defender
  • Blue & Gray Magazine
  • Yaah!

Board Games

  • Across Four Oceans
  • Hold the Line: Frederick’s War
  • The Beast at the Gates: Drewry’s Bluff 1864
  • Hell in the Pacific: Plan Orange 1931 and 1935
  • Nine Years: The War of the Grand Alliance 1688-1697
  • Horse & Musket: Dawn of an Era
  • Cruel Morning: Shiloh 1862
  • Pemberton & Grant: Vicksburg Campaign of 1863

10 Responses to ECW Welcomes Sean M. Chick

  1. Love his board game repertoire. The Grand Alliance often gets forgotten in the wake of the War of the Spanish Succession and the Great Duke, but it really acted as the first cautionary check to the Le Grande Monarque!

    And I too am not a fan of Mayor Moon Shot’s grandstanding. If you want real balanced history, put up a statue of Louis Armstrong next to PGT!

    1. It actually might be over-kill, as the city already has three statues of Armstrong. He is our most famous native and we are ashamed that he left the city and had a love-hate relationship with it. So we have named a lot after him, including the airport.

      We could use a statue of “Jelly Roll” Morton.

      The best statue of Armstrong is in Armstrong Park. Inside the park there is a section once called Beauregard Square, but we changed it back to Congo Square in 2011, which was right and proper. However, Beauregard’s statue deserved a better fate and less grandstanding by a mayor who has overseen an increase in crime and rent prices, and a decrease in population.

    1. Jelly Roll was in our wax museum, but it closed in 2016, another nail in the coffin of the New Orleans I knew.

      I did a tour while the St. Louis Cathedral bell tolled for Prudhomme. He was one of the most universally beloved men in the state.

  2. My daughter lives in Carencro, Louisiana. It would be nice to see more Western Civil War interpretation. I wish there was more roads and access to the Port Hudson battlefield as well.
    I drove up to the Red River, it was exciting for me to visit where the Union army had passed by and hike around over the sand and rocks. I do appreciate the interprepation of the Grant March and the signs along the way.

    1. I plan to write some things in reference to Port Hudson. Hoping my friend Jordan Grove will come in to do a guest post about the battle.

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