Author Archives: ECW Guest Post

The Sentra Has Landed: A Fresh Start in Vicksburg

ECW is pleased to welcome back Andrew Miller. A historian with the National Park Service, Andrew just accepted a new position at Vicksburg National Military Park. He formerly worked at Liberty Island in New York City. We arrived in Vicksburg, … Continue reading

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Jay Jorgensen’s Civil War Journey

by ECW Correspondent Sarah Waychoff Jay Jorgensen spends his days as a judge on the Vicinage 8 Superior Court in New Jersey and his evenings—and every other chance he can get—as a Civil War history enthusiast. That includes not only … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Grant Crosses the James

reporting by ECW Correspondent Shannon Nichols Edward Alexander has made a career focusing on the end of the Petersburg Campaign. He’s a former historian with Pamplin Historical Park, which preserves the spot where Federals finally broke through the Confederate line … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: The Battle of Ball’s Bluff

reporting by ECW Correspondent Jessica Goetz “You will never have a complete story,” says Jim Morgan. That’s his take on the Civil War in general and on the battle of Ball’s Bluff, in particular. Jim, author of A Little Short … Continue reading

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An Unknown Soldier At Port Hudson

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author Dan Wambaugh Major Edward Bacon was under arrest. Formerly commander of the 6th Michigan infantry, he had openly criticized his division commander Brigadier General William Dwight too many times during the course of the … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: The Twisting Turns of the Election of ’64—The Point of No Return

by ECW Correspondent Josh Svetz Rea Andrew Redd has loved the Civil War all his life. Starting with reading Life magazine’s six-part series on the Civil War as a kid, Redd gets as much of a thrill from delving into … Continue reading

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“The Forlorn Hope”

by Andrew Miller As Memorial Day weekend approaches, I cannot help but reflect about the great sacrifices our men and women have made for our great country. Like many of the followers of Emerging Civil War, the great contest for … Continue reading

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That Field of Blood: The Story of the Battle that Changed the Nation

By ECW Correspondent Nicholas Youngs That Field of Blood: The Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862, the newest release in the Emerging Civil War Series, was a story Dan Vermilya has always wanted to write, due in part to his … Continue reading

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The Other Beauregard Monument

Welcome back, guest author Sean Michael Chick For Civil War historians living outside of Louisiana, Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard is a colorful figure. For many, he is an underrated commander. For others, a figure who is exotic and comical, particularly … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: An Overview of Turning Points

by ECW correspondent Lucas Sperduti Historian and award-winning author Robert M. Dunkerly will start off the 2018 Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge as the first speaker to take the stage. Dunkerly holds a degree in history from St. … Continue reading

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