Author Archives: ECW Guest Post

Stout Hearts: Attempting to Feed Both Civilians and Soldiers

ECW welcomes Katie Brown to share Part 2 of her research. (Find Part 1 here) “The provision blockade is nothing; we shall have wheat, corn, and beef beyond measure…,” Sergeant S.R. Cockrill of Tennessee assured a friend in June 1861, … Continue reading

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Hangry: Hunger in the Civil War

ECW welcomes guest author Katie Brown “As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again!”[1] Scarlett O’Hara’s famous declaration from Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind is one of the most well-known lines from the story and movie. It’s … Continue reading

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Book Review—Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

ECW welcomes back guest author Nathan Varnold. Understanding the life of the most famous and most outspoken black abolitionist in American history is no easy task, but David W. Blight has spent most of his career attempting to simplify a … Continue reading

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Who Will Lift this Flag? Carrying on Dr. Richard J. Sommers’s Legacy

Just days after Dr. Sommer’s passing, Dr. JoAnna M. McDonald wrote this tribute about her friend and asked to share it on the ECW Blog. We welcome her memorial writing for this fine historian… Civil War and Military Historian, Richard … Continue reading

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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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