Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

ECW Joins with American Civil War Museum and Civil War Monitor for Emerging Scholars Program

The American Civil War Museum in Richmond is pleased to announce the presenters for its Emerging Scholars Program. This newly developed Program is sponsored by and presented in conjunction with The Civil War Monitor and Emerging Civil War. Emerging Scholars … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Cavalry Tactics: How Technology Drove Change (part four)

Part four in a series During the early days of the Civil War, Dennis Hart Mahan’s teachings were implemented by the Union high command in particular. Gen. Winfield Scott vigorously resisted the incorporation of volunteer cavalry regiments into the Union … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Cavalry Tactics: How Technology Drove Change (Redux)

In 2014, Eric Wittenberg ran the first three parts of an eight-part series about the evolution of cavalry tactics in response to the impact of technological change. “And then I got busy with a book project, forgot about this series, … Continue reading

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“In the Small Things Forgotten we find the Everyday Experience of War”

How did a citizen become a soldier? Once in the army, how did he adapt to military life? How and where did he sleep? In what ways did the experiences of camp and campaign transform him? As a student of … Continue reading

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ECW’s January 2019 Newsletter Now Available

Emerging Civil War’s January 2019 hit e-mailboxes this week. If you didn’t get your copy, you can check it out here. In this issue: Chris Mackowski sings the praises of public libraries. James Brookes answers our 10 Questions. Lee White’s … 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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Primary Sources: Confederate Veteran – A Source With Endless Possibilities

Published between 1893 and 1932, Confederate Veteran magazine is an incredible source that I mine for many different topics. Not only is it a good source for battle or wartime accounts, the magazine documents early preservation efforts, and is a window … Continue reading

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Facebook Cover Photo: The Emancipation Proclamation

Emerging Civil War welcomed 2019 with an new cover photo on our Facebook page. Here are some details about the historic image.

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New Year Greetings from ECW

Wishing you a prosperous and successful new year! Thanks for being part of the continuing conversation about America’s decisive conflict. When we learn from the past, we can better understand the present and future.

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2018 Year in Review: Most-Read ECW Posts of All Time

Before we get to the most-read post from 2018, here’s a look at our top ten most-read posts of all time. Most—but not all—have the benefit of longevity to credit for their appearance in the top ten. For long-time readers … Continue reading

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