Category Archives: Civil War Events

Lessons for 2021 from POWs and Sieges

Last October I looked at how the broadly-parallel experiences of prisoners of war and besieged forces could provide perspectives on the coronavirus situation. Now, as 2020 turns into 2021, I again looked at these situations to see if there are … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Fridays with Grant

by Mike Movius When the miniseries Grant aired, the Civil War Round Table Congress discussed the possibility of developing a living history series with Dr. E. C. “Curt” Fields to capitalize on the popularity of, and interest generated by, the … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Facebook LIVE Along the North Anna

Join ECW historians Bert Dunkerly and Chris Mackowski for a Facebook LIVE history chat from the Jericho Mills battlefield along the North Anna River. Bert is a ranger with Richmond National Battlefield, which is hosting the event, and ECW has … Continue reading

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“Songs, Statues, and Solutions”: Monuments, Driving Old Dixie Down, and Social Justice

Believe it or not, I always enjoy the chance to talk about Civil War monuments. It’s a difficult topic to talk about because emotions on all sides often get in the way of rational discussion—but that’s exactly why I feel … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: The Green Machine Regiment Band at Ball’s Bluff

The 8th Green Machine (GM) Regiment Band will be performing an hour-long concert at Ball’s Bluff Regional Battlefield Park on Saturday, October 24th starting at 1:00 pm to commemorate the 159th anniversary of the Battle of Ball’s Bluff. Since 2018, … Continue reading

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Civil War Back to School: The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at Shepherd University

(Part five in a series) To conclude our “Civil War Back-to-School” series, we head to the banks of the Potomac River, not far from Antietam Creek and Antietam National Battlefield—apropos for today—to hear from Dr. James J. Broomall. Jim is … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Ed Bearss

The Civil War community was rocked today by the news of the passing of legendary historian Ed Bearss. Ed suffered a heart attack over the weekend and died surrounded by family on Tuesday. He was 97. “Ed’s career is unmatched … Continue reading

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Civil War Back to School: Hilary Green

(Part four in a series) Hilary Green is a member of Emerging Civil War’s “Engaging the Civil War Series” editorial board. Currently on-sabbatical from the University of Alabama, Hilary is the 2020-2021 Vann Professor of Ethics in Society at Davidson … Continue reading

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Civil War Back to School: Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute

(Part three in a series) As we look at how the Civil War world has adjusted to “back to school,” we hear today from Jonathan A. Noyalas, the director of Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute in Winchester, Virginia, and … Continue reading

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Civil War Back to School: Barton Myers and Cecily Zander Nelson

(Part two of a series) We’re looking this week at different ways some of the academic folks working with ECW are adapting to the start of the semester in the age of COVID-19. Today we’ll hear from two folks who’ve … Continue reading

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