Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

ECW’s April Newsletter Now Available

It’s the start of “the Civil War season”—during the war, the armies started their spring campaigns, and for students of the war today, people start visiting the battlefields in earnest. The weather is the trigger for both, of course. In this month’s … Continue reading

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A Postscript: Time to Talk (Civil War) Books….

Last week, Emerging Civil War featured a week-long interview with Civil War bookseller Marc Ramsey of Owens & Ramsey Booksellers in Richmond, Virginia. One thing Marc and I didn’t really didn’t have time to touch on in the conversation, though, … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Ryan Quint

“Determined to Stand and Fight” sounds like a gritty defense if ever there was one. Ryan Quint’s new book, Determined to Stand and Fight: Lew Wallace and the Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864, will be the focus of his … Continue reading

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Failed Ironclads: CSS Mississippi and CSS Louisiana at New Orleans

In October 1861, the skeletons of two strange iron monsters began to emerge from the Mississippi bank at Jefferson City, just north of New Orleans. They would become the CSS Mississippi and CSS Louisiana. Confederate Navy Secretary Stephen Mallory had … Continue reading

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Political Discourse, 1880s style:

A friend sent me this, which was published in the Robinson (IL) Argus, July 15, 1880: Ed Harlan, in his speech here at the Hancock (Wm [sic] Scott) ratification meeting made the statement that Gen. Garfield played the part of … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium

Numerous conferences and symposiums that specialize in the American Civil War often examine the many famed battles, important and leading figures, and the memory and monuments of the war itself. We were recently notified by Sue Curtis, chair of the … Continue reading

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On the March with the Civil War Trust

The Civil War Trust has been very busy as of late, marching forward on all fronts of preservation. Just several weeks ago, the Trust, along with many other preservation organizations in the Shenandoah Valley took a moment to reflect on … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: The Farthest Battlefield—CSS Shenandoah at Pohnpei

This Civil War site is a paradisiacal place to pass a weekend—if you can get there. April fool’s day, 1865: In the misty glow of dawn, soaring emerald peaks sprouted from azure seas as the CSS Shenandoah, last of the … Continue reading

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WHM Profiles: Before We Wrap Up…

Before we wrap up our series of profiles for Women’s History Month, we have one last “emerging” voice we’d like to recognize: Emerging Civil War Correspondent Emily Losito, whose work this month made our series of profiles possible. Emily is … Continue reading

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ECW’s March 2017 Newsletter Now Available

The March 2017 Emerging Civil War newsletter came out yesterday. If you haven’t received your copy yet, you can view it here (and please sign up for the mailing list while you’re at it, too!). This month’s newsletter reflects on … Continue reading

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