Author Archives: ECW Guest Post

McKinley’s Ride

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Eric Sterner Quartermasters don’t usually have their stories spread nationally or warrant monuments, but William McKinley, 25th President of the Unites States, has one at Antietam. There, as a young sergeant, … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Monterey Pass Battlefield Park

ECW is pleased to welcome guest author John A. Miller of the Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc. The Monterey Pass Battlefield Park is a 120 acre park that commemorates Pennsylvania’s second largest Civil War battle, and the only … Continue reading

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Hospitals Of First Manassas

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Paige Gibbons-Backus One hundred and fifty-six years ago this July, Americans reached a deadly point in American history in Prince William County at the Battle of First Manassas (or Bull Run). … Continue reading

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Archibald Wilson’s Infernal Submarine Armor

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Neil Chatelain It was pelting rain across the Richmond-Petersburg siege lines on March 31, 1865. General Robert E. Lee’s attack against Fort Stedman had failed only days before and General Ulysses Grant … Continue reading

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The Civil War In Cynthiana, Kentucky

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author Darryl Smith Cynthiana and surrounding Harrison County, Kentucky, located just sixty miles south of Cincinnati along the Kentucky Central Railroad, was the scene of two engagements during the Civil War.  During the early summer … Continue reading

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Malvern Hill: A Victory With The Look And Feel Of Defeat

ECW welcomes back guest author Rob Wilson “I have supped full with horrors. Direness, familiar to my slaughterous thoughts Cannot once start me.” — William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5, Line 13-15 The Army of the Potomac emerged the clear … Continue reading

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The Battle of Shelbyville

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sean Michael Chick One of the most dramatic and decisive cavalry clashes of the American Civil War occurred at Shelbyville on Sunday, June 27, 1863. John A. Wyeth of 4th Alabama … Continue reading

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My Favorite Historical Person: James Hanger

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Kristen M. Trout As a Civil War historian, the toughest and most challenging question of all is “who is your favorite historical person?” From Union war heroes to gallant Rebel commanders to the … Continue reading

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My Favorite Historical Person: General Philip Kearny

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Frank Jastrzembski My first knowledge of General Kearny came about ten years ago, around the age of nineteen. My grandmother purchased for me a reissued copy of Ezra J. Warner’s excellent Generals in … Continue reading

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Executions in the Confederate Army

Emerging Civil War welcomes back Michael Aubrecht As the war dragged on into its third and fourth years, soldiers on both sides of the conflict began to flee the army in record numbers. Some were traumatized by the horrors they … Continue reading

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