Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Now Available: Turning Points of the American Civil War

We’ve received word from our partners at Southern Illinois University Press that “books are in the warehouse.” Turning Points of the American Civil War has arrived—the first volume in our new “Engaging the Civil War” Series with SIUP! “This collection … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 11/27-12/4/17

It’s CyberMonday! Time to start shopping for great deals (on new history books, of course). Our question today is a little wishfully ideal, but have fun with your answers: If you could purchase any item from the Civil War era … Continue reading

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ECW Week in Review Nov. 20-26

The week of Thanksgiving is always busy and it was no different here at Emerging Civil War. We had posts in two series and one previewing our next project with Southern Illinois University Press. You may click on the link … Continue reading

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The Woundings of Jackson and Longstreet

The circumstances were eerily similar: both Confederate lieutenant generals had led successful flank attacks through the dark, close woods of the Wilderness when they were accidentally shot by their own men. For both Stonewall Jackson and James Longstreet, it seemed … Continue reading

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Spend Your Saturday Evening with ECW on C-SPAN 3

C-SPAN is offering a double-dose of Emerging Civil War this evening. Both selections come from the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Eric Wittenberg’s talk on Buford’s defense on the first day of Gettysburg re-airs Saturday night … Continue reading

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Black Friday at Emerging Civil War

Despite ads to the contrary going back to at least the beginning of the month, Black Friday marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. For the Civil War aficionado in your life, Emerging Civil War has the perfect gift … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving From ECW

Wishing all our readers and authors a special day of grateful celebration. We are thankful for you and your continued enthusiasm for history!

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November 2017 Newsletter Now Available

Emerging Civil War’s November newsletter came out this week. In this issue, ECW contributors spent a little time acknowledging the Civil War-related things they’re thankful for this year. (Lee White, for instance, said one thing he’s thankful for are The … Continue reading

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Preparing for Turning Points

Earlier this fall, we let you know about the upcoming release of our first book in the new “Engaging the Civil War” Series that ECW is publishing with Southern Illinois University Press: Turning Points of the American Civil War. We’re … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 11/20-11/26/17

In November 1862, Union General Burnside began his advance toward Richmond, only to stop across the Rappahannock River from Fredericksburg to wait for the delayed pontoon bridges. In Burnside’s situation, what would you have done if you were the commanding … Continue reading

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