Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

CWRT Congress: It’s All About Added Value

By Mike Movius Early on, the founders of CWRT Congress realized that one of the best ways to promote and to achieve CWRT sustainability would be for the Congress to develop an attitude of providing value. But, at the time, … Continue reading

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A Crabby Inmate Recalled at Point Lookout

Perusing prison camp literature recently, I came across an amusing story written by Thad J. Walker of the 2nd Maryland Cavalry.  An inmate at Point Lookout – a Union-run prisoner of war camp – Walker recorded a comrade’s first encounter … Continue reading

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Space, “Western Theater” not the Final Frontier

(Editor’s Note: The ECW YouTube page will feature videos from Phill’s trip over the next few weeks, kicked off by this discussion, which is also available as an ECW Podcast.) Recently, I had the opportunity to visit a few battlefields … Continue reading

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This Place Mattered – St. Bridget of Erin in St. Louis

In early 2016, demolition crews rolled up to one of St. Louis’ oldest churches, St. Bridget of Erin. Demolition crews ploughed their way into her beautiful front brick façade and soon enough, this 19th-century church was just a pile of … Continue reading

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The ECW September Newsletter is Now Available

The September ECW Newsletter hit inboxes yesterday. Did you get your copy? If not, you can read it here. In this issue: Lincoln considers “a house divided,” and ECW Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski considers the house today Cecily Nelson Zander answers “10 … Continue reading

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Week In Review: September 13-20, 2020

From “Back to School” to the Battle of Antietam, new podcast, and more, there’s an overload of content on the ECW blog this week. Catch up and enjoy the week in review…

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Intersections of History at Turner’s Gap

We often find layers of history when we least expect it. Take Turner’s Gap on South Mountain in central Maryland. Most of us know this was the primary gap through the mountains, fought over in September, 1862 as part of … Continue reading

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ECW Welcomes David T. Dixon

Meet the newest ECW member! David T. Dixon earned his M.A. in history from the University of Massachusetts in 2003. His first book, The Lost Gettysburg Address, told the unusual life story of Texas slaveholder Charles Anderson, brother of Maj. … Continue reading

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Get Ready for the 2020 ECW Virtual Symposium

This week, we’re please to make available to our readers and viewers the presentations from last month’s Emerging Civil War virtual symposium. We want to give a big shout-out to symposium co-coordinators Kevin Pawlak and Dan Welch for pulling together … Continue reading

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ECW’s August 2020 Newsletter Now Available

Emerging Civil War’s August 2020 Newsletter went out earlier today. Did you get your copy? If not, you can read it here. In this issue: Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski asks, “What are you doing to take care of yourself?” We share … Continue reading

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