Author Archives: ECW Guest Post

“Our Men Did Not Flinch”: United States Colored Troops and the Shenandoah Valley

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Jonathan Noyalas On Sunday, April 3, 1864, troops from the 19th United States Colored Troops (USCT) marched west toward Winchester, Virginia, on the Berryville Pike. The regiment, largely recruited from Maryland’s Eastern … Continue reading

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Stonewall’s Sabbath School

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Michael Aubrecht Throughout the 1800s, the South’s practice of slavery caused a great contradiction among many southern slave holders. The master-slave relationship was fraught with emotional and moral contradictions. This dilemma … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Northern Virginia Civil War Graffiti Trail

Today, we are pleased to welcome back Paige Gibbons-Backus Throughout the country remnants of the Civil War are still seen today; from the open battlefields and the monuments in the media spotlight today, to the cemeteries and historic buildings that … Continue reading

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A Monumental Controversy

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Jon-Erik Gilot The past few weeks have renewed a discussion – or shouting match – relating to the place and context of both Confederate and historical iconography currently dotting our parks … Continue reading

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McClellan’s “Attack” On Osman Pasha & The Plevna Defenders

Emerging Civil War welcomes back Frank Jastrzembski An earlier ECW post revealed how General Nelson A. Miles admired the Russo-Turkish War hero, Osman Pasha, for his overall solid leadership qualities, comparing him to General Ulysses S. Grant. George B. McClellan … Continue reading

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“A Tremendous Little Man” – Newton Schleich in the Civil War

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Jon-Erik Gilot Generally speaking, political generals during the Civil War were a mixed bag. Some would thrive in the military hierarchy while others could make life hard on their superiors as well as … Continue reading

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A Picnic Amongst the Dead

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Mike Block Growing up, like most children of the sixties, I was in front of my 26-inch color console TV on Saturday mornings, watching cartoons, particularly The Bugs Bunny Show. One of … Continue reading

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A Monumental Discussion: Matthew Christopher Hulbert

Matthew Christopher Hulbert, PhD, a colleague of Emerging Civil War’s through our “Engaging the Civil War” series, teaches history at Texas A&M-Kingsville. He has produced two books on guerrilla warfare in the Civil War, and his essays have appeared in … Continue reading

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Sailors, Diplomats, Tycoons and the Campaign to Control California’s Gold in the Civil War

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Neil Chatelain As massive operations spread across the United States during the Civil War, a secret and ever-important campaign was being waged at sea. This was not ironclad warships battling one … Continue reading

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John Bell Hood Ambushed at Devil’s River, Part 2

Emerging Civil War welcomes back Frank Jastrzembski. (Part 2 of 2. You can find Part 1 here.) The company discovered a source of clear water near the head of Devil’s River, south of Sonora. When the company moved to high range … Continue reading

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