Category Archives: Books & Authors

Petersburg, the most researched battle of late?

The Petersburg Battlefields Foundation hosted its first stakeholders meeting yesterday to present its strategic plan to potential partners. As the organization’s tourism chair, I planned to spotlight a few new Petersburg publications to illustrate how scholarship on the campaign has … Continue reading

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That Field of Blood: The Story of the Battle that Changed the Nation

By ECW Correspondent Nicholas Youngs That Field of Blood: The Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862, the newest release in the Emerging Civil War Series, was a story Dan Vermilya has always wanted to write, due in part to his … Continue reading

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Scenes from Vicksburg, Day 2 (part four)

part of a series We capped off the day with a visit to Champion Hill on the 155th anniversary of the battle. As a historian, it’s always a special treat for me to walk a battlefield on the anniversary of … Continue reading

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“Six Days in September”: Author Alexander Rossino Adds His Voice

I interviewed Ted Savas, publisher of Alexander Rossino’s fiction work Six Days in September. At that time Alex Rossino graciously offered the opportunity for an interview. Time is a slippery fish, and sometimes it gets away from me, but finally, I … Continue reading

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“Grant” by Ron Chernow – A Review

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author James F. Epperson Many compelling tales come out of the history of the American Civil War. One of the most interesting is the story of the slouchy Ohio-born tanner’s son who progressed from leather-goods store … Continue reading

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A Sentence About the Vicksburg Campaign as Winding as the Mississippi Delta

I’m getting ready to head to Vicksburg, Mississippi, this week to join Kris White and the American Battlefield Trust for a series of Facebook LIVE events beginning on Tuesday. (more details to come soon!) While I’ve been studying up with … Continue reading

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That Field of Blood Now Available

It’s been a quiet spring for ECW on the publishing front, but we’re delighted to finally have another book to share from our Emerging Civil War Series: the highly anticipated volume on Antietam! That Field of Blood: The Battle of … Continue reading

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Read Along With Me: William Tecumseh Sherman’s Memoirs—Post 1

Part two in a series Welcome back! This is the first post containing my thoughts and questions as I read through Sherman’s Memoirs. I outlined my plan in a post in late March and invited readers to join me on … Continue reading

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Review: On to Petersburg by Gordon Rhea

Back in September, I mentioned how excited I was about the arrival of Gordon Rhea’s book On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee, June 4-15, 1864. In October, my colleague Edward Alexander posted his thoughts about the book, situating it the … Continue reading

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“Whipt ’em Everytime”: The Poorly Titled Diary of Bartlett Yancey Malone

Researching the VI Corps of the Union Army of the Potomac has also made me quite familiar with Richard Hoke’s brigade of North Carolina infantry. These Tarheel regiments–the 6th, 21st, 54th, and 57th–frequently found themselves matched up against those whose … Continue reading

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