Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

Symposium Spotlight: Dranesville

Welcome back to another installment of our 2019 Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight. This week’s sneak peak comes to us from longtime ECW member Ryan Quint. Ryan has spent a lot of time researching the forgotten battle of Dranesville. Today … Continue reading

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Emerging Scholar Ashley Towle

As part of our partnership with the American Civil War Museum in Richmond and Civil War Monitor, we’re pleased to introduce the next of our “Emerging Scholars,” Ashley Towle. Ashley will be presenting her work at the museum’s Grand Opening May 4. A Tale … Continue reading

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“A comment about the importance, indeed the righteousness, of our cause.”

Editor’s Note: At its annual dinner on Saturday, April 6, the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust presented its Ralph Happel Award for lifetime achievement to Dr. Mike Stevens, a former president of the organization (and early ECW contributor!) renowned throughout the … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: “‘So Doth History Repeat Itself’: The Battle of Williamsburg”

In this installment of our 2019 Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight we feature Drew Gruber. Drew will be presenting on the oft forgotten battle of Williamsburg. Don’t forget to register for the 2019 Emerging Civil War Symposium today! Click here to go to … Continue reading

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Firing the First Shot: George James Begins the Civil War

His watch in hand, Capt. George James followed the seconds tick towards 4:30 a.m. He had a deadline to meet. It was one he surely was not going to miss. No doubt, the weight of the moment rested heavily on … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Forgotten Confederate Victory in a Forgotten Confederate State

In this installment of our 2019 Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight we feature longtime ECW member and ERW co-founder Phillip Greenwalt. Phill will be taking us through the much overlooked battle of Olustee this August. We can’t wait to hear … Continue reading

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Indian Aid: Ely Parker and the Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia

Four months before giving birth to her son Ely, expecting mother Elizabeth Johnson Parker (Gaontguttwus to the Tonawanda Seneca tribe) awoke one night after experiencing a dream. Her mind’s vision showed a rainbow broken in two. The bottom of one … Continue reading

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Upcoming Presentations April-May 2019

Take a look at this great line-up of talks and speakers Emerging Civil War has coming up over the next couple of months (or check out our full schedule of talks on our “Speakers” page). If anything looks tempting for … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: New Market Campaign

Welcome back to another entry in our continuing Symposium Spotlight series. Over the last several weeks our presenters have shared some of their research, themes, and insight into the “Forgotten Battles of the American Civil War” that they will be … Continue reading

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March 2019 ECW Newsletter Now Available

Emerging Civil War’s March 2019 newsletter is now available. This month: Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski (right) gives Civil War props to his daughter, Stephanie, on the eve of her wedding; ECW goes behind the scenes (with cookies!) at Southern Illinois University … Continue reading

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