Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Question of the Week: 3/20-3/26/17

Recent blog posts – Thinking About Historic Graveyards by Sarah Kay Bierle and ECW Weekender: Congressional Cemetery by Ryan Quint – inspired this week’s inquiry: Do you have a favorite historical graveyard to visit?

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WHM Profile: Andrea DeKoter

Andrea DeKoter walked into her daughter’s preschool class wearing her National Park Service uniform. The boys and girls looked puzzled as they tried to figure out what kind of police officer she was. DeKoter later overheard a little boy say … Continue reading

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Symposium Keynote Speaker Brian Matthew Jordan

We are pleased this year to welcome Dr. Brian Matthew Jordan as the keynote speaker for our Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Last April, the Pulitzer committee listed Brian’s fantastic book Marching Home: Union Veterans and … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 3/13-3/19/17

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up this week, we thought it’d be a good time to ask… Do you have a favorite Irish-American regiment, commander, or soldier from the Civil War?

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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center Grand Opening Events

From the NPS: The public is invited to the grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center March 11 and 12. The National Park Service and the Maryland Park Service have teamed up to provide special family-friendly Grand … Continue reading

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WHM Profile: Kristen Trout

by ECW Correspondent Emily Losito Although the Missouri Civil War Museum in St. Louis has only been open for four years, Kristen Trout has been working there a lot longer. When she was younger, Trout helped her father out at … Continue reading

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The Reminiscences of a Union Prison Guard  

As a special part of this year’s Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, we’re pleased to welcome Dr. Kelly D. Mezurek, a member of ECW’s “Engaging the Civil War” Series editorial board and author of A Cause … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Conclusion & “Parting Shots”

Our official blog series “Our Favorite (Modern) Civil War Photos” concludes this evening, but you’ll continue to see photo essays throughout the year on Emerging Civil War. We hope you’ve enjoyed these glimpses of battlefields and historic sites through our … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Fredericksburg Favorites

Through the years, Emerging Civil War has featured quite a few photo essays from Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. As we looked around the ECW Archives for some of the best photos at this location, we just couldn’t pick … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Outdoor Classrooms

We rounded up some photos from Emerging Civil War’s last five years and wanted to share some images of ECW members or fans touring battlefields. This photo essay reflects the important role of battlefields as “outdoor classrooms” and hallowed ground. … Continue reading

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