Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Question of the Week: 9/25-10/1/17

September 22 was the First Day of Autumn (officially). Do you have a favorite Civil War battle or campaign that took place during the fall months? Why?

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ECW Week in Review Sept. 17-23

Things remain busy here at Emerging Civil War as we close in on October. This past week, our authors continued two of our ongoing series and we had a major announcement regarding next year’s Symposium. You may click on the … Continue reading

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Jackson Flank Attack Ground Saved

The Central Virginia Battlefield Trust has worked hard over the years to help in the effort to preserve the ground in which Stonewall Jackson’s famous flank attack made history in May 1863. Their most recent announcement shares the great news … Continue reading

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ECW Announces Keynote Speaker for the 2018 ECW Symposium at Stevenson Ridge!

Emerging Civil War is delighted to announce the keynote speaker for our Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, to be held Aug. 3-5, 2018: former Gettysburg National Battlefield Supervisory Historian Scott Hartwig. The theme of the symposium … Continue reading

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Eric Wittenberg Rides the “Whirlwind” at Bennett Place

“We Ride a Whirlwind”: Sherman and Johnston at Bennett Place is award-winning historian Eric J. Wittenberg’s 20th published book on the Civil War. Unlike almost all of his other works, this is not a battle study. Rather, it’s a detailed look at the nine … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 9/18-9/24/17

 September 17th was the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. Do you have a favorite regiment or officer who fought at that battle?

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ECW Week in Review 11-17 Sept.

September moves on at ECW. This past week, we observed a number of anniversaries, including September 11, the Maryland Campaign and battles in the Mexican War. You may click on the links below to read each post.

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Help Protect More Ground at Appomattox

Our friends at the Civil War Trust pass along this news of an active preservation campaign to help preserve seventy-four acres of ground at Appomattox Court House. This latest announcement comes to us from Trust President Jim Lighthizer. Continue reading … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 9/11-9/17/17

We’re enjoying Kevin Pawlak’s collection of primary sources related to the 1862 Maryland Campaign. So…we had to ask: What’s your all-time favorite primary source from the Civil War? Why?

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ECW Week in Review Sept. 3-10

The first full week of September saw a lot of activity at Emerging Civil War. We had posts in two of our ongoing series along with a number of other pieces. You may read each post by clicking the link … Continue reading

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