Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Question of the Week: 11/21-11/27/16

There are many primary sources that are incredibly helpful to historians…and we should be grateful for those who took the time to record their observations and thoughts. Who would you want to thank for writing a memoir, diary, letter, or … Continue reading

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Site Upgrade

As a heads up, Emerging Civil War is in the middle of a site upgrade. That’s why things seem so relatively quiet at the moment. Please bear with us. We’ll be up and rolling with new content soon. In the … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 11/14-11/20/16

Was the Union blockage of the South legal? Was it effective in the tactical objective of stopping commerce? Did it achieve the strategic goal of significantly reducing Confederate resources, morale, and military capability, and thereby facilitating victory?  

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Veterans: You Were Making History…We Thank You

Emerging Civil War extends a sincere “thank you” to military veterans for their service. You have or are currently defending freedom and justice. You keep America safe. We honor your commitment to keeping the Stars and Stripes flying. Thank you! … Continue reading

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ECW’s Thanks to Will Greene

We just wanted to say “Thanks” to historian A. Wilson Greene, executive director of Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg, Virginia. During Pamplin’s 20th annual Civil War Symposium last month, Will gave Emerging Civil War a wonderful shout-out:

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Question of the Week: 11/7-11/13/16

What is your favorite late autumn battle, campaign, or other military movement to study? Note: “late autumn” refers to October, November, and the very beginning of December.

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November-December Presentations

November:  1st: Chris Mackowski, “Grant’s Last Battle,” Hornell Public Library, Hornell, NY 9th: Edward Alexander, “The Battle of Rappahannock Station,” Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable, Columbus, OH

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Site Updates for Emerging Civil War

As part of our fifth anniversary, Emerging Civil War has been working on a number of updates for our readers. Check back to the site next week for more details. As always, we thank all of our readers for their … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN: Edward Alexander

The final segment from the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge will air this weekend on C-SPAN 3. As part of our theme of “Great Attacks,” Edward Alexander looked at the Union Breakthrough at Petersburg–what Edward has … Continue reading

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Mezurek Highlights the “Cause” of U.S.C.T. regiment from Ohio

by ECW correspondent Amelia Kibbe Dr. Kelly Mezurek remembered watching the popular film Gone With the Wind (1939) on a Saturday afternoon when she was only a teenager. The movie, she said, gave her a first taste of the Civil War. … Continue reading

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