Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

ECW Weekender: Maryland Heights Overlook (Harpers Ferry, WV)

With cooler weather and autumn foliage on the way, it might be a good time to break-out your hiking boots, if you like to explore history in the great outdoors. How about a hike to see this view?

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ECW on C-SPAN: Great Attacks of the Civil War

Our panel discussion on “Great Attacks of the Civil War,” from the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, airs on C-SPAN 3 this weekend. The program will appear Saturday night at 6pm ET. Here’s a preview: https://www.c-span.org/video/?413636-4/great-attacks-civil-war Also, … Continue reading

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ECW5: Steward Henderson

I cannot believe that it has been five years since Kris White and Chris Mackowski informed me that they were starting a blog, “Emerging Civil War,” and asked me to be an author. I had often thought about writing a … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 9/26-10/2/16

Would you consider Vicksburg a combined campaign? How dependent was General Grant on the naval forces of Admiral David D. Porter?

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ECW’s September Newsletter Now Available

If you haven’t seen it yet, the September edition of the Emerging Civil War newsletter is now out. This week’s 10-question interview features Meg Groeling. Plus there’s info about new book releases by Dave Powell and Chris Kolakowski, news & … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN: Longstreet at Chickamauga

This Saturday at 6 p.m., C-SPAN 3 brings you the keynote address from the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Jim Ogden, historian at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, spoke on James Longstreet’s assault at Chickamauga. Here’s … Continue reading

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Rediscovering the Lost Art of Copyediting

by Emerging Civil War Correspondent Amelia Kibbe For Chris Mackowski, Ph.D., editor of the Emerging Civil War book series, everything comes back to credibility. After all, he said, if someone can’t get the little things correct, how can he or … Continue reading

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ECW5: Kris White

I’m very proud of what the ECW family has accomplished in five short years: multiple books series, an annual symposium, and our speakers bureau, just to name a few. But for all that we have done, my favorite memory comes … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 9/19-9/25/16

Do you have a favorite battlefield monument? Why is it special to you?

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“An Especial Prize to the Boys:” Union Soldiers and the Illustrated News (Part 2)

This is the second of two posts regarding the relationship between Union soldiers and the emerging illustrated press during the Civil War. Part 1 may be found here. Soldiers were evidently grateful to receive the illustrated weeklies. Albert O. Marshall of the … Continue reading

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