Category Archives: Books & Authors

Question of the Week: 6/17-6/23/19

Summer’s here! So whether you’re heading for battlefields, the seaside, or just staying cool at home, what Civil War history book[s] are you reading?

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In Memoriam: Tony Horwitz

Yesterday, I rode the train from Buffalo to New York City. The tracks followed the Mohawk River in Central New York, nearing Albany. I took in the sheer number of shades of green that exist in the natural world. Then … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Hodge on Horwitz

“If there’s one book I’ve wished I’d written, it’s Confederates in the Attic,” I said in a 2012 post about the iconic book. It’s not only well written and well researched, but it’s an outstanding example of immersive journalism by a … Continue reading

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Dr. Richard Sommers, In Memoriam: “America has lost a great historian”

Word spread through the Civil War community yesterday of the death of Dr. Richard Sommers, senior historian at the U.S. Army Military History Institute in Carlisle, PA. ECW welcomes back guest author Steve Phan, who shares this remembrance. Dr. Richard … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Books, Books, Books Pt. 1

This week our Symposium Spotlight will get you excited about a summer reading list. In part one of this series, our presenters have suggested works that will get you prepared for this year’s theme “Forgotten Battles of the Civil War.” … Continue reading

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How I Got Hooked on Shiloh: The Story Behind Attack at Daylight and Whip Them

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome Greg Mertz, author of the forthcoming ECWS title Attack at Daylight and Whip Them: The Battle of Shiloh and recipient of ECW’s 2018 Thomas Greely Stevenson Award for contributions to Emerging Civil War. … Continue reading

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National Medal of Honor Day

Today is National Medal of Honor Day, and if you haven’t seen the American Battlefield Trust’s latest edition of Hallowed Ground, which focuses on the Congressional Medal of Honor, you need to check it out. Thanks to my longtime partner … Continue reading

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Our Thanks to Civil War News

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been highlighting some of the work in Civil War News. We’re big fans of the work publisher Jack Melton does each month to keep the Civil War community plugged in to all the … Continue reading

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In the Critic’s Corner: Scholarly Interest in Confederate Nationalism

As part of our series with Civil War News, ECW is pleased to spotlight the work of our very own Steve Davis, a regular (and voluminous) contributor to the paper. Steve also gave us a peek at his work back in April … Continue reading

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Civil War News’ Craig L. Barry

As part of our series with Civil War News, ECW is pleased to welcome Craig L. Barry. “The Unfinished Fight” column runs in Civil War News. A column is not technically a “news article” but it similar to news, specifically … Continue reading

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