Category Archives: Civil War Events

Fall of Tallahassee

Horses’ hooves could be heard pounding the dirt roads outside of town accompanied by the dust clouds associated with it. Brigadier General Edward McCook and his five staffers came trotting in Tallahassee, Florida, the capital of the state. The next … Continue reading

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TONIGHT: The American Battlefield Trust’s Civil War Fantasy Draft

Join ECW tonight at 7:15 for a fun Facebook LIVE special event sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust: The Civil War Fantasy Draft! ECW historians Dan Davis, Chris Kolakowski, Chris Mackowski, Dave Powell, and Kris White will be participating, along with … Continue reading

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Ending the War, More or Less

April 9, 1865, is the day that most people think the American Civil War came to an end. General Robert E. Lee realized his gallant Army of Northern Virginia was simply too beaten up to continue its fight for Confederate … Continue reading

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CWRT Congress: Seeking To Reverse The Trend

ECW welcomes Mike Movius! He is planning to share regular updates about The Congress and ideas for building enthusiasm. At one time there were hundreds of Civil War Round Table (CWRT) organizations around the world. They began as dinner clubs … Continue reading

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Filling in the Back Issues

I recently helped my university, St. Bonaventure, acquire a huge collection of back issues of Civil War News. “We have a strong interest in public history in Bonaventure’s history program, and Civil War News is an excellent example of that … Continue reading

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Jerilyn James Lee and Why the Civil War Still Matters

A pretty lady walked quietly in the cemetery where her grandparents and great-grandparents are buried. As she looked at the dates on the markers: I realized from the dates on my great grandmother’s grave that she was born in 1859 … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For A Big Weekend…

Well, I had all good intentions. I’ve had “write ECW Weekender” on my list all week, but unfortunately continuing tech problems have made my photos and historic site notes not easy to access at the moment. So, as I was … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Summer Lectures at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn

At Emerging Civil War, we love historic preservation, military history, local history, and innovative ways to share about the past. So…when we heard about the FREE Summer Lecture Series offered at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn in Sharpsburg, Maryland, we knew … Continue reading

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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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