Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

Year in Review: 2020 New Members

In 2020, Emerging Civil War welcomed 5 new members! You’ll be hearing and seeing more from them in the new year, so if you missed their welcome posts here’s a chance to get acquainted virtually.

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Year in Review 2020: Most-Read Posts of All Time

Before we get to our #1 post from 2020, let’s take a look at our most-read posts ever. We’ve had a monster year on the blog this year, so a majority of our Top Ten posts from this year have … Continue reading

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Year in Review: 2020 Guest Authors

We’d like to give a shout-out to this year’s guest authors on Emerging Civil War! These folks share their research and writing with us, work with the editorial board, and join the fun of publishing articles on the ECW blog. … Continue reading

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ECW’s December 2020 Newsletter Now Available!

Santa has one last gift to give you this year: the December 2020 Emerging Civil War newsletter! The newsletter dropped down chimneys and into inboxes earlier today. In this issue, you’ll find: 

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Year in Review 2020: #10

We’re recapping our Top Ten posts from 2020, kicking off the countdown today at #10. Monuments dominated much of the national discussion this year. Across the country, protests focused on racial justice brought renewed attention to the way our country … Continue reading

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Sherman’s Christmas, 1864

I love this image from Leslie’s Illustrated depicting General William Tecumseh Sherman placing the city of Savannah, Georgia, in Uncle Sam’s stocking. Sherman arrived in front of Savannah in December after marching his army across Georgia from Atlanta in an … Continue reading

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ECW Welcomes Jon Tracey

Emerging Civil War welcomes its newest member! Jon Tracey is a public historian focused on soldier experience, medical care, and veteran life in the Civil War era. He holds a BA in History from Gettysburg College with minors in Public History and … Continue reading

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The Forlorn Hope at Vicksburg

Google “Forlorn Hope” + “Civil War” and several desperate actions show up. “A forlorn hope,” says the Wikipedia entry, which shows up first, “is a band of soldiers or other combatants chosen to take the vanguard in a military operation, … Continue reading

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Philip Cook

“Tales From the Tombstone“ On one website chronicling the history of Georgia, the opening sentence to the biography of Brigadier General Philip Cook read simply: “Perhaps the most remarkable feat of this Madison County lawyer was his rise in the … Continue reading

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Holiday Book Deals from Southern Illinois University Press

If you’re still looking for some great books for the holidays, don’t forget the Engaging the Civil War Series, ECW’s groovy collaboration with Southern Illinois University Press! SIUP put together a cool interactive holiday catalogue, and you can see our … Continue reading

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