Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

Save 244 Acres at Brandy Station

There have been many preservation victories at the Brandy Station battlefield over the years. Now there is an opportunity to preserve even more hallowed ground at the site of the largest cavalry action fought during the war. See details below … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Matt Atkinson

We’re pleased to welcome back historian Matt Atkinson for this year’s Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, Aug. 4-6, 2017. As part of our theme “Great Defenses of the Civil War,” Matt will offer a look at the defense … Continue reading

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WHM Profile: Sarah Kay Bierle

Readers, it is my pleasure to introduce ECW writer Sarah Bierle, fellow Californian and self-described “lady historian.” She is a powerhouse of energy and ideas, and Emerging Civil War is lucky to have her. When asked about her choice to … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: The USS Monitor Center

Have you ever been aboard a Civil War ironclad, or two? You can come close in The USS Monitor Center nestled in a beautiful setting at The Mariners’ Museum & Park, Newport News, Virginia. The Monitor Center is the official … Continue reading

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WHM Profile: Meg Groeling

Do you subscribe to ECW’s newsletter? You should! It’s filled with lots of great tidbits behind the scenes and on the road, plus we feature a profile each month of one of our ECW contributors. If you don’t subscribe, you … Continue reading

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On Location: At Beaver Dam Creek with Author Doug Crenshaw

My adventures On Location at the Richmond-area battlefields continue. I’m hanging out with Doug Crenshaw, author of the upcoming ECWS book Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up: The Seven Days Battles. We stopped by Beaver Dam Creek, where Doug has … Continue reading

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Emerging Civil War Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and we’re commemorating the occasion by highlighting some of the “emerging” voices in Civil War public history. Keep an eye out for our “WHM Profiles,” which will feature stories about women working in the field. You’ll get … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Little Details At The Entrance

While I enjoy landscape photography, my favorite images to “shoot” are detail-oriented. As I sorted through my own image archives, I tried to figure out why my travel photo files of battlefields are intermixed with pictures of barn rafters, porch flags, … Continue reading

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The February 2017 ECW Newsletter Now Available

Did you get your February 2017 Emerging Civil War newsletter? The newsletter went out this morning via email, so if you were expecting one but didn’t get one, check your spam folder or junk mail. (I promise, we’re not junk!) … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 2/27-3/5/17

Who is your favorite Civil War era admiral or captain? Why?

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