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ECW Podcast “General Douglas MacArthur: Ties To The Civil War” Is Now Available

General Douglas MacArthur referred to himself as the “reunification of Blue & Gray personified.” This week, Emerging Civil War’s Polish brothers, Chris Mackowski and Chris Kolakowski, talk about MacArthur’s many Civil War connections and influences. UPDATE: For a summer surprise, … Continue reading

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Tying Young Women to Civil War History

by ECW Correspondent Meghan Hall Emma Bickford, a 19-year-old college student, finds herself lamenting the decline of interest in history, especially among her peers. Instead of watching the trend continue, Bickford decided to step up. She’s making an effort to … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 8/19-8/25/19

Last week we noticed an interesting question from one of our readers and thought it would make a great discussion starter: Have your views on aspects of the war changed over the course of your learning? If so, please give … Continue reading

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Week In Review: August 11-18, 2019

From battlefield visits to upcoming events, articles by our correspondents, and details of a brigade’s route to Gettysburg, we’ve rounded up the blog posts of the week at Emerging Civil War. Happy reading! Sunday, August 11: Check out what Maine … Continue reading

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Promotion Day?

August 17 – and guess what? Three very (or moderately) famous Civil War officers got promoted on this day, but in different years. Now you’ve got history trivia for the weekend:

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Saving History Saturday: Headstone from Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence Discovered

Deep within a forest in Lecompton, Kansas, two large 19th-century headstones were discovered. One is believed to be of a man killed in Missouri guerrilla Capt. William Quantrill’s infamous Raid on Lawrence, Kansas in 1863.

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ECW Weekender: Battlefields and History with the Comfort of Your Air Conditioning

Well, folks it’s that time of the year. Hot, humid, lots of bugs. But…a lot of ECW authors have been on the road this summer and we’ve got some great weekenders in the works once everyone gets back to their … Continue reading

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Recent Book Begins to Trace the Path of Maine at War

by ECW Correspondent Meghan Hall Over the course of several years, Brian Swartz’s research led him to realize that his home state of Maine had been underappreciated in larger narratives about the Civil War, despite the wealth of meticulous records … Continue reading

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Grant and Sherman, Maxfield and Ford, Standing by Each Other Always

by ECW Correspondent Joseph Giglio Polar opposites yet steadfast friends—Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman. Now, a new play gives a glimpse into the enduring friendship of two of the Union’s most famous figures. Now We Stand by Each … Continue reading

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The Reunion of the Blue and Gray Personified

In 1951, General Douglas MacArthur described himself as “the reunion of blue and gray personified.” The experiences of his family in the Civil War helped mold and inspire MacArthur during his military career. MacArthur ancestors served in the East and … Continue reading

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