Category Archives: Emerging Civil War Series

How I Got Hooked On New Market: The Story Behind Call Out The Cadets

When I first set foot on the parade field at Virginia Military Institute two days after my fourteenth birthday, I had no idea that one day I would have the privilege to write about the Civil War era cadets who … Continue reading

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May 10: Inspiring Orders, Books, and Travel Plans

“Methinks that even after thirty-three years I once more hear the gamecock voices of the sergeants detailing their artillery and ammunition squads, and ordering us to appear with canteens, haversacks, and blankets at four A.M. Still silence reigned. Then, as … Continue reading

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How I Got Hooked on Shiloh: The Story Behind Attack at Daylight and Whip Them

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome Greg Mertz, author of the forthcoming ECWS title Attack at Daylight and Whip Them: The Battle of Shiloh and recipient of ECW’s 2018 Thomas Greely Stevenson Award for contributions to Emerging Civil War. … Continue reading

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The ECWS Tournament of Books

It’s tourney time! March Madness is building to a fever pitch, but we’re just getting started at ECW. In conjunction with our colleagues as Savas Beatie, we’re pleased to announce the start of our own tournament. Conveniently, our 31st and … Continue reading

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The Ravages of Spring: Elmira’s POW camp swamped by Chemung River

Since receiving the cover art of my first book, HELLMIRA: The Union’s Most Infamous POW Camp of the Civil War, I have been waiting not-so-patiently for the right opportunity to announce my book to the world. The time has arrived. … Continue reading

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How I Got Hooked on Franklin: The Story Behind Let Us Die Like Men

My story for Franklin began when I was around ten years old. The stories my grandparents told inspired my love of history, and my dad’s fateful purchase of Bruce Catton’s American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War sparked my … Continue reading

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Let Us Die Like Men Now Available

In the fall of 2013, after finishing up Bushwhacking on a Grand Scale: The Battle of Chickamauga, Lee White asked about working on a second book. He had a lifelong fascination with the battle of Franklin, he told me. While … Continue reading

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The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion

When it comes to primary resources regarding Civil War medicine, one of the best sources available to researchers is the The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. The history grew out of what was known as … Continue reading

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The Evening Smoke and Armchair Generalling After Mine Run

On the evening of December 2, the Army of the Potomac settled back into its camps around Brandy Station and Culpeper, exactly where they’d departed from just a week earlier. The baffling—and frigid—events of the campaign weighed fresh on their … Continue reading

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A New Find for New Hope Church

It’s always fun to find new tidbits in the course of research, and while working on my new book about the Mine Run campaign, I found a particularly cool piece that I was excited to share. This image, a watercolor … Continue reading

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