Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

Bandwidth Error Issues

Readers of our blog may have received an error message over the course of the last week due to bandwidth issues. ECW is currently working to address these issues and will keep our readers updated on our progress. We sincerely … Continue reading

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Maryland, My Maryland? Jefferson Davis and the Maryland Campaign of September 1862

Confederate soldiers splashing across the Potomac River in early September 1862 jubilantly bellowed out the tune “Maryland, My Maryland” as they marched into the Old Line State. Just months earlier, with the war escalating around the Confederate capital of Richmond, … Continue reading

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A Peek into the “Critic’s Corner” in Civil War News

SHAG-A-DOO-LA. Those of us who write about the Civil War for fun (rarely for profit) get our ideas from any number of sources. One never knows when or how some inspiration will occur. Driving to the store recently, I heard … Continue reading

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Mother’s Intuition or Family Lore?

Growing up, my mother always claimed that she had “eyes in the back of her head” in which she could see myself or my two siblings acting mischievously. No matter how much I looked and stared, I could never locate … Continue reading

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Did You See the Most Recent ECW Newsletter?

March came in like a lion and seemed to go out like one, too—at least around here! So, while we did get the March ECW newsletter out, we didn’t get a post up about it here at the blog. If … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month: A Retrospective

For more than two decades now, I’ve taken a special interest in Women’s History Month. Some people might consider that to be an unconventional choice for a guy, but as the father of a daughter, I felt a responsibility to … Continue reading

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Announcing ECW Pop Up Tours

Get ready for Emerging Civil War’s first-ever “Pop-Up” Tour! Join ECW’s Kevin Pawlak and Dan Welch for a special trip across part of Antietam National Battlefield. WHEN: Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. WHO: Joseph Hooker’s 1st Army Corps opened the … Continue reading

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Artillery Sketches of Alfred Waud

Talk about being in the right place at the right time . . . our own Meg Groeling wrote a series of posts for ECW several years ago called “Drawing the War.” It featured the newspaper artists who were embedded … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Caroline Janney (part four)

(part four of four) We’ve been talking this week with Dr. Caroline Janney, author and past president of the Society of Civil War Historians. Currently on the history faculty at Purdue University, she’ll take up a new post next fall … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Rea Andrew Redd

Certainly there were turning points during the war that occurred off the battlefield. Returning to a political turning point, this week’s Symposium Spotlight features Rea Andrew Redd and his preview of the 1864 election. If you still have not purchased … Continue reading

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