Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

Prince Greer: Slave, Freedman, and Entrepreneur

One of the issues facing newly freed men and women was how to make a living in a world that had never paid them a living wage for their contributions. Even the USCT initially were paid less than white soldiers, … Continue reading

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Fortress Washington, Part II

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Steve T. Phan to continue his discussion of Fortress Washington. You can find his first post here. In the late afternoon of July 21, 1861, Captain Barton S. Alexander, U.S. Army Engineers, described … Continue reading

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An Unusual Valentine: Elmer E. Ellsworth, Esquire

Every biography or biographical article about not-yet-colonel Elmer Ellsworth says the same thing: It is not known if Ellsworth passed, or even took, the Illinois State Bar Examination. I know this is not a bombshell issue for most people, but … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Edward Alexander

One of our afternoon speakers for the Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium is Edward Alexander. Our Symposium Spotlight introduces us to this presenter as well as his topic, Grant Crosses the James.

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Confederates Invade San Francisco?

Shortly before his death in 1886, James I. Waddell, former captain of the CSS Shenandoah, wrote in his memoirs: “I had matured plans for entering the harbor of San Francisco and laying that city under contribution.”[i] Waddell never did pass … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Doug Crenshaw

There is little question of Robert E. Lee’s impact on the Confederate war effort. As we welcome you back to yet another installment of the 2018 Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight, preview Doug Crenshaw’s talk The Rise of Lee: Richmond 1862. If … Continue reading

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Question of the Week Feb. 4-10

With our new site deployment coming on a Monday, we decided to push our “Question of the Week” to Tuesday. February is Black History Month. Who is your favorite African-American to study from the Civil War era? What did he … Continue reading

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Welcome Back! ECW is Live!

Emerging Civil War would like to announce that the migration is complete and we are back online. We would like to thank all of our readers for their patience over the course of the last couple weeks as we have … Continue reading

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Wilmer McLean’s House at Appomattox

A modern image of Wilmer McLean’s residence at Appomattox Court House

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Special Announcement: ECW Site Migration 22-26 January

Starting tomorrow morning, ECW will be migrating the existing site to its own server.  The work is slated to take place through this Friday, 26 January. During this time, while the site will remain online, our authors will not be … Continue reading

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