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“Were you ever at Camp Moore?” – Louisiana’s Largest Training Camp – Part II

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Sheritta Bitikofer… Part II of II…see Part I here Though it wasn’t the only training camp in southeast Louisiana (Chalmette and Benjamin/Jerusalem, among others) Camp Moore continued to be a major hub for … Continue reading

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“Were you ever at Camp Moore?” – Louisiana’s Largest Training Camp – Part I

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Sheritta Bitikofer… Part I of II…see Part II here Nestled deep in the woods of St. Helena Parish, along the New Orleans & Jackson Railroad, seventy-five miles north of the famous Crescent City, … Continue reading

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The Bluffs at Columbus, Kentucky

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author Katy Berman The Columbus-Belmont State Park, located in western Kentucky, commemorates the Battle of Belmont, which was fought in Missouri. The great guns of Columbus were used to advantage during the fight, but Union … Continue reading

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German Prisoners of War in Gettysburg

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Jon Tracey A gathering of prisoners of war at Gettysburg doesn’t sound like a surprising topic at first glance. However, the soldiers in this particular camp were not Union or Confederate, they were … Continue reading

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Writing from the Trans-Mississippi Theatre

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author Nathan Provost “How can I trust your work if you have not visited the battlefield?” “Why have you not visited the battlefield?” “Why don’t you study the battles of the Trans-Mississippi?” These are all … Continue reading

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Delity Powell Kelly: A Child in a Confederate Camp

ECW welcomes guest author Sheritta Bitikofer In January of 1930, a new soldier’s pension application was submitted in the state of Florida. While at first glance, this was nothing unusual for the time. Soldiers were growing older and desired compensation … Continue reading

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John Rankin, Bravery, and Gettysburg

ECW welcomes back guest author Jon Tracey John Rankin was an average man by most standards.  Though an accomplished printer, newspaper editor, and foreign language proofreader for the Government Printing Office postwar, he defined his life less by those successes … Continue reading

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A Short Diary from Elmira

ECW welcomes guest author Ray Stoll The 98th Regiment New York National Guard is known only to those specializing in the Elmira prisoner camp. It was a 100-day unit organized for prison guard duty. An 18-year old farm boy named … Continue reading

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Give the Devil All He Wants: The 1862 Rebel Raid on Chambersburg

ECW welcomes guest authors Dan Masters and Scott Mingus Fear had long since given way to nonchalance. Constant alarms that “The Rebels are coming” had wearied the residents of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, to the point that by mid-October 1862, most … Continue reading

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The Pink Confederate Battle Flags

ECW welcomes back guest author Bryan Cheeseboro In a recent conversation I had with a friend, we discussed the painting The First Battle Flags by Don Troiani, which depicts the events of November 28, 1861, at Centreville, Virginia.  On that … Continue reading

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