Week In Review: April 7-14, 2019

It’s been a full week on the Emerging Civil War blog. We’ve got quite a few pieces on the Battle of Shiloh which offers a nice celebration for Greg Mertz’s new book in the ECW Series.

Then, it’s been a big anniversary week (Appomattox and Fort Sumter), and you’ll find history articles related to those events. You’ll also find resources for genealogy research, a what if question, and more interviews and research details with Emerging Scholars from our partnership program.

Check out the Week in Review and catch-up – or reread – favorite articles…

Sunday, April 7:

The evening post featured Kurt Luther, an Emerging Scholar.

Monday, April 8:

Question of the Week played out a “what if?” scenario for the Battle of Shiloh.

Chris Mackowski shared the history of finding the location of Albert Johnston’s mortal wounding at Shiloh.

Sarah Kay Bierle offered some reflections and primary sources relating to April 8, 1865.

Tuesday, April 9:

Looking for some additional resources for Civil War ancestor research? We’ve compiled some links for you!

Kevin Pawlak wrote about Ely Parker and the surrender at Appomattox.

Edward Alexander shared his new Appomattox Campaign Driving Tour Map.

Wednesday, April 10:

Symposium Spotlight: We’re going to hear about the Battle of Olustee at the August 2019 event. Don’t miss out…

Sean Michael Chick wrote about his ancestor, Samuel Chick, and reflected on dawn at Shiloh.

Historian Greg Mertz shares about his interest in the Battle of Shiloh and his new book in the ECW Series.

Thursday, April 11:

Meet Emerging Scholar Heath Anderson and learn about his research on William Mahone.

Sarah Kay Bierle wrote about Mrs. Albert S. Johnston and how news reached this war widow in California and the choices she made after the battlefield tragedy.

Friday, April 12:

Kevin Pawlak offered research on George James and the opening shots at Fort Sumter.

ECW Weekender takes a little drive along Interstate 64 to Rockfish Gap to explore the Civil War history at that location.

Sarah Kay Bierle shared some musings and primary sources about April 12 in 1861 and 1865.

Saturday, April 13:

Saving History Saturday revealed a West Virginia cemetery that will be undergoing some much needed restoration.

Meet Emerging Scholar John Legg and learn about his research on Native Americans and the Civil War.

Sunday, April 14:

This morning Sarah Kay Bierle wrote about artistic depictions of Lincoln’s deathbed.

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