Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Modern Photography: Shiloh

We were rummaging around in the ECW archives and found this excellent photography essay by Lee White.

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Happy Presidents’ Day 2017!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday, celebrating favorite presidents in American history! Looking for some articles about Washington and Lincoln?

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Question of the Week: 2/20-2/26/17

In February 1862 – Forts Henry and Donelson fell to combined Union land and river attack forces, resulting in a major victory for the Union. Which commander – Union or Confederate – is most interesting to you during the Henry/Donelson campaign? Why?

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Help Save Two Tennessee Battlefields

News of the latest preservation fight in the Western Theater comes to us from the Civil War Trust. Take a moment to read Civil War Trust President Jim Lighthizer’s update at Fort Donelson and Parker’s Cross Roads.

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Modern Photography: An Introduction

It’s February. Winter. And perhaps the chilly weather is keeping you housebound with your history books? Avoid the winter blues and battlefield “homesickness” by admiring modern photographs from Civil War battlefields and other historical locations. ECW authors and photographers have been … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 2/13-2/19/17

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner… Do you have a favorite real-life love story from the Civil War era? (No fictional characters!)

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Question of the Week: 2/6-2/12/17

Ryan Quint’s new book on the Battle of Monocacy has us thinking about “lesser-known battles.” What’s your favorite lesser-known battle to study or battlefield to visit?

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Ryan Quint’s Fascination with Lesser-Known Battles Leads to Book on Monocacy

By ECW Correspondent Emily Losito A young Ryan T. Quint sat at his high school desk entranced in a Civil War documentary. His teacher had No Retreat from Destiny playing on the screen, a 2006 film about the battle of … Continue reading

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February-March Presentations

February: 4th: Sarah Kay Bierle, “Waiting For News: Shenandoah Valley Homefront,” Living History Education at the Lincoln Memorial Shrine, Redlands, CA 12th: Kevin Pawlak, Ryan Quint, Dan Welch, “Not Your Grandfather’s Civil War,” Mosby Heritage Area Association, Middleburg, VA 13th: … Continue reading

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Noyalas Takes the Helm at Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute

Emerging Civil War extends our congratulations to our friend Jonathan A. Noyalas. Already regarded as one of the finest historians in the Shenandoah Valley, and lauded for his excellence in teaching, he started this semester with a new post: the … Continue reading

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