Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

The 11th New York Fire Zouaves: Seeing the Elephant, Part 1

The following excerpt is taken from Groeling’s forthcoming book First Fallen: The Life of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, the North’s First Civil War Hero. It will be released by Savas Beatie and can be preordered here: https://www.savasbeatie.com/contact-us/ Colonel Elmer Ellsworth’s regiment … Continue reading

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My ECW Story: Sarah Kay Bierle

Continuing our series, this month we have ECW Managing Editor, Sarah Bierle… ECW: Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? What do you do? How did you become interested in the Civil War? SKB: Hi, I’m originally from California—born, … Continue reading

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ECW Welcomes Sheritta Bitikofer

ECW welcomes its newest member! Sheritta Bitikofer is a lifelong student of history. From an early age, her parents indulged her interests by buying her first history books and taking her to museums and historic sites around the south. Her … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: 2021 is almost sold out!

The 2021 Symposium planning committee is excited to announce that there are just a couple of tickets left. We’re almost sold out, and we can’t wait to see all our guests August 6-8. If you want to get a ticket … Continue reading

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Soldiers of Gettysburg: Christopher Swann, Powhatan Light Artillery

His name was Christopher Swann, and he was a private in the Powhatan Light Artillery. Wounded at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, Swann became a prisoner.

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Soldiers of Gettysburg: Lawrence M. Whitney, 83rd New York

His name was Lawrence M. Whitney, and he had promoted to lieutenant in Company E in the 83rd New York Regiment. He was wounded during the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Symposium Spotlight: 2021 Symposium Schedule Release!

We are thrilled to announce the schedule for our upcoming Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge! We have put together a slate of outstanding historians and two must-attend battlefield tours. We will have a dozen historians on-hand signing books, … Continue reading

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ECW’s June 2021 Newsletter now available

The June 2021 ECW newsletter went out this morning. Did you get your copy? If not, you missed: news on the new ECW 10th Anniversary Series, including our first release, available now Grant’s Left Hook taking a swing from the … Continue reading

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Flag for a Fallen Florida Colonel

On May 5, 1862, during the fierce fighting that erupted around Williamsburg, Virginia, the first regimental commander of the 2nd Florida was shot and killed. Colonel George Taliaferro Ward, who as a representative to Florida’s secession convention, and who was … Continue reading

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Petersburg Day Four: Saturday, June 18, 1864 

Having rested throughout June 17, George Meade’s energy returned. He made preparation for a full attack along the entire front on June 18. Yet, the attack would not be easy. II and IX Corps had already taken heavy losses. Burnside … Continue reading

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