Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Saving History Saturday: Memorial Day and Preservation in Their Words

On Decoration Day in 1871, Frederick Douglass spoke these words to a large crowd at Arlington National Cemetery:  “We must never forget that the loyal soldiers who rest beneath this sod flung themselves between the nation and the nation’s destroyers … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Books, Books, Books, Pt. 2

  Welcome back to part two of our recommended reading list as part of our Symposium Spotlight series. We hope these books will get you excited about a summer reading list on this year’s theme “Forgotten Battles of the Civil … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “The High Tide of the Confederacy, Part 2” Is Now Available

It’s been called “Lee’s Greatest Victory.” Why? And exactly why was it “all downhill for the Confederacy” after Chancellorsville? Chris Mackowski and Kris White continue their conversation about the high tide of the Confederacy on the Emerging Civil War Podcast!

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Question of the Week: 5/20-5/26/19

If you could have dinner (or a beer) with a Civil War politician and they would answer all questions honestly, who would you want to hang out with?

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Week In Review: May 12-19, 2019

More battle anniversaries this week – including New Market which coincided perfectly with the release of the newest book in the ECW series. You’ll also find information about Myers Hill, unique historical biographies, a weekender museum, and more!

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The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House 155 Years Ago

At the battle of Sportsylvania Court House 155 years ago, action was heating up following five days of rain. May 18 saw a Federal assault as large in scale as the May 12 assault again the Mule Shoe, foiled by … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Honor Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice By Preserving Their Legacies

Next week, Americans across the country will be honoring those who gave the ultimately sacrifice in the line of duty. Some place American flags at their heroes’ graves, host a BBQ, visit a history museum, or watch a sports game. … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Books, Books, Books Pt. 1

This week our Symposium Spotlight will get you excited about a summer reading list. In part one of this series, our presenters have suggested works that will get you prepared for this year’s theme “Forgotten Battles of the Civil War.” … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: “Call Out The Cadets”

Of all the smaller battles, New Market is one that boasts a shelf-full of books. Emerging Civil War is excited to add their book to that collection! With the arrival of this thirty-second book in the Emerging Civil War Series, … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 5/13-5/19/19

Jackson or Stuart? These two Confederate generals both died in May – “Stonewall” Jackson in 1863 and J.E.B. Stuart in 1864. In your opinion, which general’s death had the most significant impact on the Army of Northern Virginia and the … Continue reading

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