Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

We’re Recording our ECW Virtual Symposium Today–Wish you were here!

We’re recording segments for our virtual Emerging Civil War symposium today. We have an awesome line-up of cool talks, and we’re excited to share them with you soon! In the meantime, we’ll be posting pictures throughout the day. If you … Continue reading

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ECW’s Big News and Virtual Symposium

Well, the ECW community is supposed to be gathered at Stevenson Ridge this weekend for our annual symposium, sharing the camaraderie among authors, readers, speakers, and friends that has become a defining hallmark of the ECW brand. Alas, COVID-19 had … Continue reading

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ECW’s July 2020 Newsletter Now Available

The July 2020 ECW newsletter hit inboxes today. In this month’s issue: Chris Mackowski takes a run in the woods to cool off Phill Greenwalt returns from the 18th century to answers 10 Questions Our historians offer some socially distanced … Continue reading

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“It is inhuman, to treat our soldiers as such” – An Iowa Newspaper Criticizes the Federal Hospital System

On January 23, 1863, the Cedar Falls Gazette of Cedar Falls, Iowa wrote an article about their visit to the general hospital complex at Jefferson Barracks Military Post. Located just south of St. Louis, the hospital at Jefferson Barracks was one of … Continue reading

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A Gem from the Gilder Lehrman

A century and a half after the war, we’re still finding cool stuff. I’ll give an example from my new book, Texas Brigadier to the Fall of Atlanta: John Bell Hood (Mercer, 2019). In my research I was perusing Kirk … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Ted Alexander

Emerging Civil War was saddened to learn earlier this week of the death of our friend Ted Alexander, former historian at Antietam National Battlefield and director of the Chambersburg Civil War Seminars. In 2016, Ted was the inaugural recipient of … Continue reading

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2020 Symposium Postponed

Because of the resurgence of COVID-19 cases across the country, Emerging Civil War has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone our annual symposium. Originally scheduled for August 7-9, 2020, the Seventh Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson … Continue reading

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June 2020 ECW Newsletter Now Available

The June 2020 Emerging Civil War newsletter went out this morning. Did you get your copy? If you didn’t here’s what you’re missing:

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History vs. Memory: Statues of Stonewall Offer a Lesson

Do we erase history when we take down a statue? That’s a question at the core of recent debate concerning Confederate monuments. Personally, I’m not convinced we do, but I do know we erase memory. However, the distinction between “memory” … Continue reading

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Face of Battle: Responding to Fear

Michael Flynn (Lt. Gen. USA. Ret.) recently published a message meant to encourage American citizens as we go through these traumatic times.  One thing he said reminded me of conversations I have had with my combat veteran friends.  “Let us … Continue reading

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