Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

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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For Their Own Cause

Congratulations to ECW’s Kelly D. Mezurek, whose new book, For Their Own Cause: The 27th United States Colored Troops, was released last week by Kent State University Press. The 27th United States Colored Troops (USCT), composed largely of free black … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 10/3-10/9/16

What is the most unselfish battlefield act of the Civil War?

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October-November Presentations

October: 10th: Edward Alexander, “Dawn of Victory,” Rappahannock Valley Civil War Roundtable, Fredericksburg, VA 12th: Sarah Kay Bierle, “To Save Lives: Civil War Medicine,” Inland Empire Civil War Roundtable, Redlands, CA

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Jackson House’s Michael Anne Lynn to Retire

We were surprised to learn recently that Michael Anne Lynn, director of the Stonewall Jackson House in Lexington, Virginia, will be retiring at the end of this month. Lynn, who has served at the Jackson House for 35 years, will … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN: Great Attacks of the Civil War

Our panel discussion on “Great Attacks of the Civil War,” from the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, airs on C-SPAN 3 this weekend. The program will appear Saturday night at 6pm ET. Here’s a preview: https://www.c-span.org/video/?413636-4/great-attacks-civil-war Also, … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 9/26-10/2/16

Would you consider Vicksburg a combined campaign? How dependent was General Grant on the naval forces of Admiral David D. Porter?

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ECW’s September Newsletter Now Available

If you haven’t seen it yet, the September edition of the Emerging Civil War newsletter is now out. This week’s 10-question interview features Meg Groeling. Plus there’s info about new book releases by Dave Powell and Chris Kolakowski, news & … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN: Longstreet at Chickamauga

This Saturday at 6 p.m., C-SPAN 3 brings you the keynote address from the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Jim Ogden, historian at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, spoke on James Longstreet’s assault at Chickamauga. Here’s … Continue reading

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Rediscovering the Lost Art of Copyediting

by Emerging Civil War Correspondent Amelia Kibbe For Chris Mackowski, Ph.D., editor of the Emerging Civil War book series, everything comes back to credibility. After all, he said, if someone can’t get the little things correct, how can he or … Continue reading

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