Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

Saving History Saturday: Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (CAMP) Launches Inaugural Newsletter

Just this week, the Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (CAMP) group launched their inaugural newsletter! Established in 2014 to save the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building in Little Valley, New York, CAMP is built of passionate preservationists that we have … Continue reading

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Did You Get Your November 2019 ECW Newsletter?

With the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving week, it’s possible you may have missed the November 2019 ECW Newsletter. You can read it here. In this issue:

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Symposium Spotlight: Edward Alexander

In this week’s Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight we welcome ECW member and master Civil War cartographer, Edward Alexander. Continue reading to learn more about Edward Alexander.

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Chasing Uncle Billy: Breaching the Line of the Salkahatchie River (part two)

(part two of two) On February 1, 1865, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s might army crossed into South Carolina and began moving north. He kept his two wings separated for a variety of reasons: to confuse the Confederates as to … Continue reading

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Chasing Uncle Billy: Breaching the Line of the Salkahatchie River (part one)

(part one of two) My friend and co-author Wade Sokolosky and I just spent the last three days chasing William T. Sherman’s march through South Carolina and part of North Carolina. Along the way, we both saw things we had … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Meg Groeling

Welcome back to our yearly spotlight series, highlighting speakers and topics for our upcoming symposium. Over the coming weeks, we will continue to feature introductions of all of our speakers for the 2020 Emerging Civil War Symposium, as well as … Continue reading

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More from Gettysburg’s Remembrance Day 2019

By Terry Rensel One of the great perks of relocating from Alaska to central Virginia this past summer is that I get to have an almost constant emergence into all things Civil War pretty much whenever I want. Yesterday was … Continue reading

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West Coast Civil War Round Table Conference 2019 Crashed by ECW

November 8-10 was the 2019 West Coast Civil War Round Table Conference. This year it was held in Sacramento, California. I had attended them for years, only taking a break when I was out-of-state. Now I go again. Besides, I … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Establishes Lighthizer Legacy Fund

Last week, the American Battlefield Trust announced the retirement of its longtime and respected CEO and President O. James Lighthizer. Shortly thereafter, the organization made a second major announcement – the establishment of the Lighthizer Legacy Fund, created to forever … Continue reading

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Fort Towson and Doaksville, Oklahoma

Over the summer, I had the chance to visit Doaksville, OK–site of the final Confederate surrender of the Civil War. You can read an account of my trip in this blog post I wrote for the anniversary of the surrender. You can … Continue reading

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