Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Question of the Week: 10/7-10/13/19

How far have you traveled to visit a historic site or research about the Civil War?

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Week In Review: September 30-October 6, 2019

We’re adding voices to answer the question “do we still care about the Civil War?” and you’ll find members and guest authors discussing that topic this week and into the coming week. There’s also “heroic poetry”, a discussion of politics … Continue reading

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Did You Get Your September 2019 ECW Newsletter?

In our September 2019 ECW newsletter, which came out a week ago Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski invited readers to reconsider their perceptions about some of the war’s most maligned figures; Meg Groenling answered “10 Questions”; we celebrated the nuptials of one … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: The Plank Farm at Gettysburg Has Been Saved

Just this week, the American Battlefield Trust and the Land Conservancy of Adams County announced they have officially saved the 143-acre Plank Farm at Gettysburg. Over the course of the three-day battle in July 1863, troops of both armies moved … Continue reading

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Do We Still Care About the Civil War: Terry Rensel

The cover story of the newest issue of Civil War Times asks, “Do we still care about the Civil War?” ECW is pleased to partner with Civil War Times to extend the conversation here on the blog. Today, ECW Editorial … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN 3: Philippi

The “Forgotten Battle” of Philippi comes to the airwaves this weekend, straight from the Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, courtesy of our good friends at C-SPAN. Jon-Erik Gilot’s “Battle of Philippi” talk debuts on C-SPAN 3 … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 9/30-10/06/19

While the questioned has been asked, “does the Civil War still matter?”—we thought it could take a personal turn for this week’s discussion: Why does the Civil War matter to you?

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Week In Review: September 23-29, 2019

Welcome back for the grand review of the content calendar this last week! You’ll find some relevant and timely articles, along with several accounts of lesser-known officers and soldiers, a book review, and suggested museum for weekend (or week-day) touring.

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Saving History Saturday: “Buyers Want A Story”

This week two articles appeared in the Washington Post, reporting on the value of historic homes and how some home buyers are anxious to own a architectural piece of the past. This is particularly true in American cities with Colonial, … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Virginia Museum of the Civil War

Thinking of making a trip in the autumn season to see the fall colors in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley? Consider add a stop at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War in New Market. Located on a key portion of New … Continue reading

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