Author Archives: ECW Guest Post

Symposium Spotlight: The Twisting Turns of the Election of ’64—The Point of No Return

by ECW Correspondent Josh Svetz Rea Andrew Redd has loved the Civil War all his life. Starting with reading Life magazine’s six-part series on the Civil War as a kid, Redd gets as much of a thrill from delving into … Continue reading

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“The Forlorn Hope”

by Andrew Miller As Memorial Day weekend approaches, I cannot help but reflect about the great sacrifices our men and women have made for our great country. Like many of the followers of Emerging Civil War, the great contest for … Continue reading

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That Field of Blood: The Story of the Battle that Changed the Nation

By ECW Correspondent Nicholas Youngs That Field of Blood: The Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862, the newest release in the Emerging Civil War Series, was a story Dan Vermilya has always wanted to write, due in part to his … Continue reading

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The Other Beauregard Monument

Welcome back, guest author Sean Michael Chick For Civil War historians living outside of Louisiana, Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard is a colorful figure. For many, he is an underrated commander. For others, a figure who is exotic and comical, particularly … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: An Overview of Turning Points

by ECW correspondent Lucas Sperduti Historian and award-winning author Robert M. Dunkerly will start off the 2018 Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge as the first speaker to take the stage. Dunkerly holds a degree in history from St. … Continue reading

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“Grant” by Ron Chernow – A Review

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author James F. Epperson Many compelling tales come out of the history of the American Civil War. One of the most interesting is the story of the slouchy Ohio-born tanner’s son who progressed from leather-goods store … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Grant Takes Command

by ECW Correspondent Sean Lynch While there are various moments that serve as turning points for both the Union and Confederate Armies, no moment had as much magnitude on President Abraham Lincoln’s future in office as Ulysses S. Grant taking … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: The Death of Albert Sidney Johnston

By ECW Correspondent Shannon West Every spring, groups of Boy Scouts would wander the long, dirt-covered trails of Shiloh National Battlefield. Each step they took traced back to times of war where, in the spring of 1862, divisions marched with … Continue reading

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Symposium Preview: Grant Takes Command

by ECW Correspondent Sean Lynch While there are various moments that serve as turning points for both the Union and Confederate Armies, no moment had as much magnitude on President Abraham Lincoln’s future in office as Ulysses S. Grant taking … Continue reading

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The Mississippi River Squadron and the “Great Artery of America” (Part 2)

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Kristen M. Pawlak Part 1 can be found here. As the first of the major naval battles to secure the Mississippi River from 1862 until 1863, Fort Henry also marked a turning point … Continue reading

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