Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

ECW on C-SPAN: Grant’s Second Petersburg Offensive

C-SPAN 3’s continuing coverage of the Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge heads to the gates of the Cockade City this weekend. A. Wilson Greene’s keynote address focused on Ulysses S. Grant’s lesser-known second Petersburg offensive, which took … Continue reading

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Maine at War: September 2019

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in September at his blog Maine at War: September 4, 2019: Artillery back story at Gettysburg, Part 1 On the Lutheran seminary campus at Gettysburg, a low gray stone and an oxidized  12-pounder … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: D. P. Newton

Chief Historian Chris Kolakowski (left) presents ECW’s Award for Service in Civil War Public History to D.P. Newton This morning the ECW community learned of the passing of D.P. Newton, a lifelong resident of Stafford County, Virginia. D.P. was a … Continue reading

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Did You Get Your September 2019 ECW Newsletter?

In our September 2019 ECW newsletter, which came out a week ago Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski invited readers to reconsider their perceptions about some of the war’s most maligned figures; Meg Groenling answered “10 Questions”; we celebrated the nuptials of one … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: The Plank Farm at Gettysburg Has Been Saved

Just this week, the American Battlefield Trust and the Land Conservancy of Adams County announced they have officially saved the 143-acre Plank Farm at Gettysburg. Over the course of the three-day battle in July 1863, troops of both armies moved … Continue reading

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ECW Presents Stevenson Award to C-SPAN

Emerging Civil War recently presented its Brig. Gen. Thomas Greely Stevenson Award for 2019 to C-SPAN. The Stevenson Award is presented to an individual or organization in recognition of their outstanding service to ECW. For the past five years, C-SPAN … Continue reading

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Writing “Antietam National Battlefield” for the Images of America Series

157 years ago, photographers Alexander Gardner and James Gibson first exposed their camera’s lens to the Antietam battlefield. The scene was still raw–Union soldiers and their campfires behind the Army of the Potomac’s lines. Once the Confederate army vacated its … Continue reading

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Antietam Eve: September 16, 1862

Each of the approximately 100,000 soldiers bivouacked in the fields and woodlots around Sharpsburg, Maryland and along Antietam Creek knew what the morrow would bring. With the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac having been in … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN 3

The first of our segments from the Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge airs this weekend on C-SPAN 3. Our theme was Forgotten Battles, and this week’s forgotten battle comes from central Tennessee. The Tullahoma Campaign, presented … Continue reading

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Acts of violence against America

Acts of violence against America. That’s the context an exhibit panel challenged me to consider as I neared the end of the self-guided tour of the Sixth Floor Museum in the Texas Book Depository overlooking Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. … Continue reading

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