Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

ECW’s October 2016 Newsletter Now Available

Emerging Civil War’s October newsletter is now available. In this month’s issue, we announce details on our new Emerging Civil War Digital Shorts. (Curious? Check out the newsletter. We’ll post details here soon, too!) Also, award-winning author Dave Powell submits … Continue reading

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Huzzah for Our Friend, Ted Alexander

Once more, congratulations to ECW’s friend Ted Alexander, the recipient of this year’s inaugural Emerging Civil War Award for Civil War Public History. Earlier this month, Ted hosted a big retirement party following a 30+-year career with the National Park Service, … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 10/24-10/30/16

Join the discussion for ECW’s special blog series “1860’s Politics.” In your opinion, what was the most important political event of the war?

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1860’s Politics: An ECW Weekender Trip To The First Confederate White House

Looking for a historical site to visit in Alabama that has lots of Civil War political history?

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ECW on C-SPAN: Steve Davis, John Bell Hood, and Atlanta

C-SPAN’s coverage of the Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge continues this weekend with Steve Davis’s talk on John Bell Hood’s July 20, 1864, attack outside Atlanta. The talk will air on C-SPAN3 on Saturday, October 22 at 6:00 … Continue reading

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Digital Traces

Traces of the Bloody Struggle: The Civil War at Stevenson Ridge, Spotsylvania Court House by Chris Mackowski is now available digitally through Amazon.com, courtesy of Savas Beatie, LLC. The book recounts the action on the eastern front during the May … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 10/17-10/23/16

Join the fun… Meg Groeling and Sarah Kay Bierle were talking about quote-able lines from movies. So here’s some Civil War pop-culture: What’s your favorite quote-able line from Gone With The Wind?

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ECW on C-SPAN: Spotsylvania’s Bloody Angle

Next up from C-SPAN’s coverage of the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevensonr Ridge: “Spotsylvania’s Bloody Angle” by Chris Mackowski. The talk airs on C-SPAN3 at 6 p.m. Eastern on Saturday. Here’s a preview: https://www.c-span.org/video/?413642-3/battle-spotsylvania-court-house Kris White’s talk about Longstreet’s … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 10/10-10/16/16

“Victories are not always measured by comparative losses. It is the effect on the enemy’s plans and future strategy which is the ultimate criterion.” (Major General S. W. Kirby, 1960) Is this theory correct? Are there any Civil War battles … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN: Longstreet in the Wilderness

The next installment from the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge airs this weekend on C-SPAN 3. The Battle of the Wilderness and Longstreet’s Counterattack, presented by Kris White, will air Saturday night at 6:00 p.m., Eastern. … Continue reading

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