Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

May-June Presentations

May: 1st: Sarah Kay Bierle, “Awakened Hearts: The Power & Patriotism of Civilians,” UDC Redlands, Redlands, CA 3rd: Steward Henderson, “Importance of the Fredericksburg Area in the Civil War” Chancellor’s Village, Fredericksburg, VA 4th: Sarah Kay Bierle, “Searching For The McGuires,” … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 5/1-5/7/17

With battle anniversaries for Chancellorsville, Second Fredericksburg, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House here or just around the calendar corner, we’re wondering if you have a favorite battlefield to visit from that list? If so, why?

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ECW’s April Newsletter Now Available

It’s the start of “the Civil War season”—during the war, the armies started their spring campaigns, and for students of the war today, people start visiting the battlefields in earnest. The weather is the trigger for both, of course. In this month’s … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Ryan Quint

“Determined to Stand and Fight” sounds like a gritty defense if ever there was one. Ryan Quint’s new book, Determined to Stand and Fight: Lew Wallace and the Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864, will be the focus of his … Continue reading

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Just Arrived: All the Fighting They Want by Steve Davis

Hot off the press: All the Fighting They Want: The Atlanta Campaign from Peachtree Creek to the City’s Surrender by Steve Davis. This is the highly anticipated follow-up to Steve’s first volume, A Long and Bloody Task. Joe Johnston is … Continue reading

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Civil War Trust’s Teacher Institute to Turn Memphis into One Big Classroom Over Summer Break

by ECW Correspondent Emily Losito After a busy year of classrooms filled to the brim, day-long meetings, and time-consuming testing, the Civil War Trust thinks history teachers deserve a break—with a little education, of course. That’s why, when the Trust … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 4/24/-4/30/17

In April 1917, the United States officially entered World War I. What Civil War era tactics, innovations, and ideas were used during World War I – successfully or unsuccessfully?

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Symposium Spotlight: Kevin Pawlak

With your back to the river, what sort of defense do you put up when you’re forced to stand and fight? That’s the question Kevin Pawlak will tackle at the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Kevin’s … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 4/17-4/23/17

After the recent celebrations of Passover, Holy Week, and Easter… In your opinion, how did religious institutions/organizations positively and negatively affect the war?

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Visit the Restored Headquarters of General Lee

  Throughout 2016, the Civil War Trust worked hard to return the Mary Thompson home and surrounding ground back to it’s July 1863 appearance. The area was the site of heavy fighting during the first day of the battle of … Continue reading

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