Category Archives: Books & Authors

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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Book Review: “The Civil War Diary of Father James Sheeran: Confederate Chaplain and Redemptorist”

James Sheeran, a chaplain for the 14th Louisiana Infantry, wrote in his collection of diary and letters, “If perchance this manuscript should fall into the hand of any person unacquainted with me, I ask as a favor, that it may … Continue reading

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WHM Profile: Meg Groeling

Do you subscribe to ECW’s newsletter? You should! It’s filled with lots of great tidbits behind the scenes and on the road, plus we feature a profile each month of one of our ECW contributors. If you don’t subscribe, you … Continue reading

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A Day with the Seven Days

This past week, I had the distinct treat of spending a day on the Seven Days battlefields with Doug Crenshaw, author of the upcoming Emerging Civil War Series title Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up! The Seven Days Battles (look for it … Continue reading

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Appreciating a Former Mentor

“Your principal weakness is your style.” So wrote my professor at Emory, Dr. Bell Wiley, in his critique of my paper for his Civil War class back in the fall of 1968. (I wrote on “Price’s Missouri Raid of 1864”; … Continue reading

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Robert Penn Warren’s Reflections on Jefferson Davis’s Citizenship

As I mentioned in a post a couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity recently to pick up Robert Penn Warren’s short 1980 book Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back. It’s beautifully written, and Warren’s ambivalence about his native South … Continue reading

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Ryan Quint’s Fascination with Lesser-Known Battles Leads to Book on Monocacy

By ECW Correspondent Emily Losito A young Ryan T. Quint sat at his high school desk entranced in a Civil War documentary. His teacher had No Retreat from Destiny playing on the screen, a 2006 film about the battle of … Continue reading

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Now Available from the Emerging Civil War Series: The Battle of Monocacy

The latest Emerging Civil War Series book is shipping from the printer this week: Determined to Stand and Fight: The Battle of Monocacy by Ryan T. Quint, published by Savas Beatie, LLC. (click here to order!) In early July 1864, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln & the Union’s War Governors by Stephen D. Engle

The study of the American Civil War is changing. Of course, there will always be battle studies and biographies of generals, but there is a pivot away from this strictly military point of view. Scholars are examining the war in … Continue reading

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Tracking Down the Wounding of Joe Johnston

We are pleased to welcome back guest author Doug Crenshaw, who shares with us today a bit of original research. It’s something that has puzzled me for years. The wounding of Joe Johnston was an event that changed the course … Continue reading

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