Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

An ECW Tradition: I Heard the Bells . . .

One of our perennially most popular posts has been a holiday offer from Meg Thompson Groeling from 2011. In the years since, her exploration of “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” has drawn thousands of views. In 2015, she revisited the … Continue reading

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The Perfect Festivus Gift!

Have you aired your grievances? Have you completed the feats of strength? Are looking you looking for the perfect Festivus gift? Look no further. Buy that special someone an early bird admission to the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium … Continue reading

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New Edition of Antebellum Novel Explores Race Relations in the North

by ECW Correspondent Amelia Kibbe Megan Walsh first read Frank J. Webb’s The Garies and Their Friends while riding the transportation system in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the setting for Webb’s 1857 work. As she traveled the streets just blocks away … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Message To The Army

What did President Lincoln have to say to his soldiers after the Battle of Fredericksburg? We dug into the ECW archives and found Chris Mackowski’s post from 2013 to answer the question. Here’s the original article, recounting Lincoln’s Dec. 22, … Continue reading

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Symposium Early-Bird Price Extension

We are pleased to announce that we have extended the early-bird ticket pricing for the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. You now have until December 31, 2016 to purchase your early-bird tickets for this exciting event. … Continue reading

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McElfresh Maps the Civil War in Watercolor

by ECW Correspondent Amelia Kibbe Along the east side of North Union Street, one of the busiest streets in the small city of Olean, New York, in the back part of the first floor of an old, six-story building sits … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 12/19-12/25/16

If you could spend the holidays at a Civil War headquarters or encampment, whose would you choose? Why?

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Binge Watch the 2016 ECW Symposium

Can’t get enough of Emerging Civil War? Well, you are in luck. C-SPAN will be airing the programs of the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge this week. All episodes will air on C-SPAN 3. Check out … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Upcoming Historical Holiday Events

December is usually a busy month for most folks. There’s shopping to finish, lights to hang, trees to trim, cookies to test, cards to sign…or whatever your favorite holiday activities are! In the midst of the busyness, it’s nice to … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 12/12-12/18/16

Do you have a favorite military unit from the Battle of Fredericksburg? Why do you admire them?

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