Category Archives: Civil War Events

The American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute 2019

In another couple of hours, the Marriott’s main ballroom will fill with nearly 200 teachers from across the U.S. They’ve assembled here in Raleigh, North Carolina, to participate in the 2019 National Teacher Institute sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust. … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Civil War Watches and the People Who Carried Them

There are about a dozen “time”-related puns I can think of to kick off this post, so I’ll spare you the agony of my lame humor and get ticking…. “Timeless Testaments: Civil War Watches and the People Who Carried Them” … Continue reading

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A Recap of Our 2019 Emerging Scholars Program

Dan Welch and Chris Mackowski, co-hosts of our Emerging Civil War Podcast, took to Facebook LIVE yesterday during the Grand Opening of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond. If you didn’t have the chance to watch the segments, we’ve … Continue reading

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Introducing our “Emerging Scholars”

If you haven’t heard yet, the new American Civil War Museum in Richmond is getting ready to open the doors of its new facility in Richmond, Virginia. Located on the campus of the historic Tredegar Iron Works, the $25 million … Continue reading

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The Battle of Atlanta Opens (the cyclorama, that is)

After a $35.8 million restoration project that spanned four years, the Atlanta History Center unveiled its Battle of Atlanta cyclorama late last month. In 2017, I had the privilege of getting a behind-the-scenes tour of the restoration project from the … Continue reading

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Extra! Extra! Civil War News!

Over the previous year, Emerging Civil War has enjoyed a growing partnership with Civil War News, the monthly current events newspaper for the Civil War community. Since taking over the paper a couple years ago, owner/editor Jack Melton has been … Continue reading

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Revisiting “Battlefield Travesty” in Advance of a Clean-Up

A few months ago, I shared the unfortunate story of a Civil War site on the edge of the Chancellorsville battlefield that had fallen victim to vandalism and neglect. I’m pleased to report that local students, in partnership with local … Continue reading

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The 25th Anniversary Film Screening of Gettysburg

On October 13, 800 Civil War buffs packed into Gettysburg’s Majestic Theater for the 25th anniversary film screening of Gettysburg. Special guests—some of the film’s cast, the writer and director, and the composer—also attended the event. I was five when … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Kennesaw State University’s Upcoming Tour at Chickamauga

Looking for a battlefield tour focusing on the conflicts leading to the Battle of Chickamauga? ECW is pleased to share the following information from The Center for the Study of the Civil War Era at Kennesaw State University about their … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: A Day in the Life of a Soldier

Here’s a phenomenal ECW Weekender opportunity from the Friends of the Wilderness Battlefield. Hear first-person portrayals of the lives of Union and Confederate soldiers and surgeons. Take a walking tour of the Wilderness Tavern and the grounds of Ellwood. Also, … Continue reading

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