Author Archives: ECW Guest Post

Dr. Richard Sommers, In Memoriam: “America has lost a great historian”

Word spread through the Civil War community yesterday of the death of Dr. Richard Sommers, senior historian at the U.S. Army Military History Institute in Carlisle, PA. ECW welcomes back guest author Steve Phan, who shares this remembrance. Dr. Richard … Continue reading

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Recollections of Myers Hill: Charles T. Bowen, 12th US Regulars

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Nathan Varnold. The Central Virginia Battlefield Trust unveiled Myers Hill a month ago at their 2019 Annual Conference. This 73.3 acre tract of land became the focal point of the Union Army of … Continue reading

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“So Perfect a Slaughter”: Ruger’s Brigade at Chancellorsville on May 3

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Nathan Varnold As a park guide working for the National Park Service, it is nearly impossible to tell a story of Chancellorsville without mentioning the dominating figure Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson. His legend … Continue reading

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Emerging Scholar Ben Davidson

As part of our partnership with the American Civil War Museum in Richmond and Civil War Monitor, we’re pleased to introduce the next of our “Emerging Scholars,” Ben Davidson. Ben will be presenting his work at the museum’s Grand Opening May 4. In 1864, … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: The Last Battle

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Joe Mieczkowski While driving through Georgia recently, I happened upon an historical marker declaring that the final land battle of the Civil War occurred in Columbus on April 16, 1865. Here, a little-known … Continue reading

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Emerging Scholar Katelyn Brown

As part of our partnership with the American Civil War Museum in Richmond and Civil War Monitor, we’re pleased to introduce the next of our “Emerging Scholars,” Katelyn Brown. Katelyn will be presenting her work at the museum’s Grand Opening May 4. ‘Literally Covered … Continue reading

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Emerging Scholar Ashley Towle

As part of our partnership with the American Civil War Museum in Richmond and Civil War Monitor, we’re pleased to introduce the next of our “Emerging Scholars,” Ashley Towle. Ashley will be presenting her work at the museum’s Grand Opening May 4. A Tale … Continue reading

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Emerging Scholar Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders

As part of our partnership with the American Civil War Museum in Richmond and Civil War Monitor, we’re pleased to introduce the next of our “Emerging Scholars,” Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders. Ashleigh will be presenting her work at the museum’s Grand Opening May 4. While current … Continue reading

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Emerging Scholar John Legg

As part of our partnership with the American Civil War Museum in Richmond and Civil War Monitor, we’re pleased to introduce the next of our “Emerging Scholars,” John Legg. John will be presenting his work at the museum’s Grand Opening May 4. The U.S.-Dakota … Continue reading

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Emerging Scholar Heath Anderson

As part of our partnership with the American Civil War Museum in Richmond and Civil War Monitor, we’re pleased to introduce the next of our “Emerging Scholars,” Heath Anderson. Heath will be presenting his work at the museum’s Grand Opening May 4. Selectively Remembered: … Continue reading

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