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Week In Review: April 7-14, 2019

It’s been a full week on the Emerging Civil War blog. We’ve got quite a few pieces on the Battle of Shiloh which offers a nice celebration for Greg Mertz’s new book in the ECW Series. Then, it’s been a … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Historic West Virginia Family Cemetery To Be Restored

Nestled near the historic communities of Leetown and Kearneysville, West Virginia, sits an old family cemetery. If you are familiar with some of the counties in the Eastern Panhandle, such as Jefferson and Berkeley, you know the area is scattered … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Rockfish Gap

Driving on Virginia’s Interstate 64? You’ll cross Rockfish Gap to leave or enter the Shenandoah Valley and drive right through a place of history. Situated about 16 miles east of Staunton and just above Waynesboro, the gap offers a crossing … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Forgotten Confederate Victory in a Forgotten Confederate State

In this installment of our 2019 Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight we feature longtime ECW member and ERW co-founder Phillip Greenwalt. Phill will be taking us through the much overlooked battle of Olustee this August. We can’t wait to hear … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: “Ancestor Research”

Inspired by Dan Welch and Chris Mackowski’s discussion about finding Civil War ancestors? Ready to start (or continue) your own research? We’ve pulled together some links to aid in the search, and we’d love to hear about what sources you … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 4/8-4/14/19

What if Albert S. Johnston had not died at Shiloh? What do you think he might have attempted for defense in the Western Theater?

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Week In Review: April 1-7, 2019

From a grand joke to the serious history of the breakthrough at Petersburg and the stories from Shiloh, Emerging Civil War brings you another Week in Review of historical perspective, lots of details about the past, and a few announcements … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Offers New ECW Shiloh Book for Supporters

In honor of the Battle of Shiloh’s 157th anniversary this weekend, the American Battlefield Trust announced its latest campaign to save 73 acres of hallowed ground at two significant 1862 battles: Shiloh and South Mountain. To save these two critical battlefields, … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: In Lincoln’s Footsteps at Point of Rocks

On March 27, 1865, President Lincoln made a trip to Point of Rocks, on the Appomattox River. The day trip, which was just part of his visit to the war lines, may have started out as a compassionate mission to … Continue reading

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Upcoming Presentations April-May 2019

Take a look at this great line-up of talks and speakers Emerging Civil War has coming up over the next couple of months (or check out our full schedule of talks on our “Speakers” page). If anything looks tempting for … Continue reading

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