Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Saving History Saturday: Looking At Preservation Myths

Earlier this month, a four part series about historic preservation and myths surrounding saving and restoring old buildings and sites appeared in the Adirondack Almanac. We appreciate the local approach to talking about saving history and thought it might provide … Continue reading

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ECW’s March 2020 Newsletter Now Available

The March 2020 ECW newsletter went out today. If you didn’t see it, you can check it out here. Inside this issue: Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski celebrates Women’s History Month by welcoming a new addition to his family JoAnna McDonald answers … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: John Pope

Now that you have had a chance to learn more about our presenters for the Seventh Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium, over the coming weeks we will be introducing you to their topics on this year’s theme, Fallen Leaders. First … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month: Who Inspired You?

To wrap up March and Women’s History Month, a few of the ECW writers will sharing about the women who inspired them to become researchers, writers, and historians. Maybe it was a family member or a book or lecture by … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 3/23-3/29/20

Many of us are staying home at this time out of necessity or precaution, so if you had to get quarantined for a couple weeks with a person from the Civil War era, who would you choose? Why?

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Week In Review: March 16-22, 2020

It’s been a full week of posting on the ECW blog. (We even had four posts in one day!) Be safe and stay well and join us for good history as a distraction from the news outside.

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Saving History Saturday: Tennessee Battlefields Receive Grants For Preservation

Exciting preservation news appeared in the Nashville press early this week. Part of a $900,000 grand has been awarded to Civil War sites in Tennessee for battlefield preservation. In total, the grant will fund the opportunities to save approximately 111 … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Leonidas Polk

Welcome back to another installment of our 2020 Emerging Civil War Spotlight series. Each week we have introduced you to another preview of our outstanding presentations that will be shared at the Seventh Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium August 7-9, … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 3/16-3/22/2020

As the Civil War campaigns and situation pointed toward an ending to the conflict in 1865, what was the key moment in March of that year?

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Week In Review: March 9-15, 2020

Here’s a look back at the blog posts this week… Monday, March 9: Question of the Week focuses on ironclads. Dwight Hughes wrote about the emergency ironclads.

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