Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

New American Civil War History Conference

There’s a new American History Conference in Southern California! (Just in time for the 155th Anniversary Year of the Beginning of the Civil War.) Ready to explore what was happening in America 155 years ago? Learn how the armies were … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Chris Kolakowski and the Fall of New Orleans

We are pleased to welcome back Christopher (Chris) L. Kolakowski. Chris is  one of the original members of Emerging Civil War, and a regular on the Civil War Roundtable speakers circuit.  His dynamic presentations at our past symposiums, have made him … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: April 18-24, 2016

For this week’s Question of the Week, Phill Greenwalt asks: Do you think the Civil War was an “Irrepressible Conflict” or the product of “a Blundering Generation”?

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Announcing the Emerging Revolutionary War Series

Some exciting news from our sister site, Emerging Revolutionary War: Although it’s been nearly 250 years since America’s founding, the Revolutionary era continues to capture people’s imaginations. To explore that story even further, the editors of Emerging Revolutionary War have … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: William Lee White and the Battle of Franklin

As we close in on our annual symposium, we like to highlight the speakers that we have invited to present at the event. We are excited to welcome William Lee White to this years symposium lineup. Lee is traveling in … Continue reading

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Announcing Our Symposium Schedule of Events

We are proud to announce the schedule of events for our Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. We have an outstanding line up of speakers, and don’t miss Sunday’s walking tour of the Second Fredericksburg battlefield with … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: April 11-17, 2016

This week’s Question of the Week comes from Ryan Quint, fresh off a spell at Hogwart’s: “If you could wave a magic wand and get rid of a single myth of the Civil War, what would it be?”

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ECW Welcomes Back Matt Stanley

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome back Matt Stanley–now Dr. Matt Stanley–to the blogosphere. Matt helped us launch ECW back in 2011 but then had to take some time out to finish his Ph.D. You can read some of … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 4/4-4/10/16

Here’s another QotW from Phill Greenwalt: Lee supposedly said, “If he [Grant] gets there [James River] it will become a siege and then it will be a mere question of time.” Do you agree with this sentiment or did Lee … Continue reading

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Civil War Generals’ Sex Quiz

Here’s a little April 1st tomfoolery for you. Prepare to get sassy with your morning coffee: the Civil War Generals’ Sex Quiz: 

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