Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

Saving History Saturday: Headstone from Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence Discovered

Deep within a forest in Lecompton, Kansas, two large 19th-century headstones were discovered. One is believed to be of a man killed in Missouri guerrilla Capt. William Quantrill’s infamous Raid on Lawrence, Kansas in 1863.

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Grant and Sherman, Maxfield and Ford, Standing by Each Other Always

by ECW Correspondent Joseph Giglio Polar opposites yet steadfast friends—Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman. Now, a new play gives a glimpse into the enduring friendship of two of the Union’s most famous figures. Now We Stand by Each … Continue reading

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“A Good Time Was Had By All”–Scenes from the Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

The Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge is now in the books. Wow, what a great time last weekend! On Monday morning, we’ll announce details about next year’s event, so stay tuned! In the meantime, take a … Continue reading

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Hey, Hey, the Gang’s (Almost) All Here

Although ECW’s historians are scattered to the four winds, we had a really great showing of folks who came in person to this year’s Symposium!

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ECW Honors John Coski with Public Service Award

Emerging Civil War has selected John Coski as the recipient of the 2019 Emerging Civil War Award for Service in Civil War Public History. The Award for Service in Civil War Public History recognizes the work of an individual or … Continue reading

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Greene’s A Campaign of Giants Selected for ECW Book Award

Emerging Civil War has chosen A. Wilson Greene’s A Campaign of Giants: The Battle for Petersburg (UNC Press, 2018) as the recipient of this year’s ECW Book Award. The Emerging Civil War Book Award recognizes a work of Civil War history … Continue reading

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The 2019-2020 ECW Speakers Bureau is Now Available

Emerging Civil War is pleased to announce that our new 2019-2020 Speakers Bureau brochure is now available. If you’re looking to book an ECW speaker for your roundtable, historical society, or museum, our speakers bureau brochure provides one-stop shopping! We … Continue reading

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A Conversation with CVBT’s New Executive Director (conclusion)

(part four of four) Terry Rensel is not only the new executive director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT), he’s also one of my closest friends. I’ve been talking with him about his recent move to Virginia and his … Continue reading

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A Conversation with CVBT’s New Executive Director (part three)

(part three of four) I’ve been talking this week with Terry Rensel, the new executive director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust. He also serves on the editorial board for ECW’s blog. Terry came to his historical adventures by a … Continue reading

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ECW’s July 2019 Newsletter Now Available

Emerging Civil War’s July 2019 newsletter came out earlier today. If you have’t seen it yet, you can check it out here. In this issue:

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