Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

Emerging Civil War Names Cecily Zander to Serve as Chief Historian

Emerging Civil War has selected Cecily N. Zander, Ph.D., to serve as the organization’s new chief historian. Zander becomes the first woman, and fourth person overall, to serve in the role since the organization’s founding in August 2011. “Cecily is … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Atlanta Campaign

For most of 2022, I have been deeply immersed in the details and intricacies the Atlanta Campaign. My goal is to write a multi-volume series covering the entire operation from May 1 to September 7, 1864, with each volume covering … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Fort Blakeley USCT Heritage Trail Grand Opening

The folks at Historic Fort Blakeley State Park in Mobile, Alabama have been hard at work clearing paths and producing interpretive signage for a new addition to their park that tells the fuller story of what happened on the evening … Continue reading

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ECW’s October 2022 Newsletter Now Available

The October 2022 ECW newsletter went out in yesterday’s email. Did you get your copy? In this issue: 

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ECW Podcast: Civil Wars and Reconstructions in the Americas

What do Mexico and Argentina have to do with the American Civil War? Historian Evan Rothera joins the Emerging Civil War Podcast to talk about his new book, Civil Wars and Reconstructions in the Americas. Rothera offers a new take … Continue reading

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George Washington Harris, Sut Lovingood, and Abe Lincoln: The Second in a Series of Looks at Civil War Humor

Any Confederate-leaning humorist who had the nerve to title a book Sut Lovingood Travels with Old Abe Lincoln is undoubtedly a person to be reckoned with. George Washington Harris, the real author of Sut Lovingood’s yarns, was a strong, secessionist-supporting Democrat. As … Continue reading

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Thank You! Update on Fundraiser for Wreaths Across America

We just wanted to share a quick post and update on the success of our fundraiser to support Wreaths Across America. When the fundraiser closed last week, we had raised enough funds to donate 60 evergreen wreaths to be placed … Continue reading

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ECW’s September 2022 Newsletter Now Available

The September 2022 ECW newsletter went out earlier today. Did you get your copy, or did it go “wide right”? (If you’ve read the newsletter, you’ll get the reference; if not, you’d better read it so you can get up … Continue reading

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Hispanic Americans in the Civil War

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), I’d like to provide our ECW readers with an overview of the contribution that Hispanic Americans made to the Civil War. Across the nation, Americans and immigrants that could … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Whitney Plantation

I’ve visited many plantations and historic homes in the south. They usually center their tours around the history of the home and the white families who lived in the “Big House”. There’s usually a cursory mention of the enslaved blacks, … Continue reading

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