Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

The Old Stone Fleet: A Failure and Complete

I have a feeling for those ships, Each worn and ancient one, With great bluff bows, and broad in the beam; Ay, it was unkindly done. But so they serve the Obsolete— Even so, Stone Fleet! Herman Melville, “The Stone … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 12/5-12/11/16

Recently, Civil War Trust has been featuring Civil War states –  their history, units, and commanders. Do you have a favorite Civil War era state? Why?

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December-January Presentations

December: 3rd: Chris Mackowski, Keynote, S.C.V. Christmas 1864 Service, Petersburg, VA 3rd-4th: Sarah Kay Bierle, Book signing at Drum Barracks Christmas Event, Wilmington, CA 8th: Dwight Hughes, “The Cruise of the CSS Shenandoah,” Bull Run Civil War Round Table, Centreville, … Continue reading

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ECW’s November 2016 Newsletter Now Available

Be on the lookout for Emerging Civil War’s November newsletter. It hit email inboxes at 11:15 a.m. EST. If you were expecting one and didn’t get one, check your spam filter or your junk mail box (and adjust your computer’s … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 11/28-12/4/16

What’s your favorite historical account/story from a winter encampment?

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Civil War Cookin’: What To Do With Leftovers (According To Major Pendleton)

If you had a feast yesterday, there’s a good possibility you have left-overs today. You might not believe it, but I have a story about left-overs during the Civil War. First, let’s clarify – there wasn’t a lot of extra … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving From ECW!

Wishing all our readers and authors a wonderful holiday!

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Civil War Cookin’: Don’t Cry…It’s Just An Onion

Onions. They add great flavor to holiday foods, but they aren’t fun to cut and chop. I usually end up a crying mess…and – oh joy – either my mom or I will have to chop the onions for stuffing … Continue reading

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Civil War Cookin’: Learning To Make Bread

Baking bread. Have you ever tried it? You know, yeast bread. Mix, knead, rise, knead, rise, bake. Time consuming. (I cheat and use a bread maker.) Back in the Civil War days, they prepared their bread without the convenience of … Continue reading

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Civil War Cookin’: Don’t You Want Some Pie?

Why would a hungry soldier refuse a slice of home-made pie after miles of marching on a dusty road? That was the mystery for one lady in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania when the Rebel soldiers appeared in town on June 26, 1863.

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