Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

Facebook LIVE for the Fredericksburg 155th

Emerging Civil War is excited to join with the Civil War Trust and the National Park Service next week to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the battle of Fredericksburg—and thanks to Facebook Live, you can join in no matter where … Continue reading

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In the Round: The Gettysburg Cyclorama

Today we are pleased to welcome back guest author, Michael Aubrecht. Additional posts about the Cyclorama are also available in our archive. ECW Correspondent Liam McGurl visited the Cyclorama in November, 2016. In July, 2015, Chris Mackowski reviewed The Gettysburg Cyclorama: The … Continue reading

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ECW Week in Review Nov. 26-Dec. 3

We had two major announcements this past week as the calendar turned to December. The first book in a new series has been released, and changes are coming to the Emerging Civil War site. You may click on the links … Continue reading

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Special Announcement: ECW Site Migration

Emerging Civil War is pleased to announce that changes will be coming soon to our website. In January, we will be migrating the site to its own server.  This will allow us to expand our existing features to include direct … Continue reading

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Now Available: Turning Points of the American Civil War

We’ve received word from our partners at Southern Illinois University Press that “books are in the warehouse.” Turning Points of the American Civil War has arrived—the first volume in our new “Engaging the Civil War” Series with SIUP! “This collection … Continue reading

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Spend Your Saturday Evening with ECW on C-SPAN 3

C-SPAN is offering a double-dose of Emerging Civil War this evening. Both selections come from the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Eric Wittenberg’s talk on Buford’s defense on the first day of Gettysburg re-airs Saturday night … Continue reading

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November 2017 Newsletter Now Available

Emerging Civil War’s November newsletter came out this week. In this issue, ECW contributors spent a little time acknowledging the Civil War-related things they’re thankful for this year. (Lee White, for instance, said one thing he’s thankful for are The … Continue reading

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Soldier-Artists and the Battle Experience (Part II)

This is the second of two posts regarding soldier-artists and their depictions of the experience of battle. Part I may be found here. To appreciate the extent that images such as Adolph Metzner’s Cozy corner defied the conventions of mainstream art, it … Continue reading

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A Poet’s Perspective: Herman Melville and the Civil War

It was November of 1860, and America had a new president. He was highly popular among the northern states, but he was widely disliked in the South. At the same time you have Herman Melville, famous for his 1851 novel … Continue reading

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Soldier-Artists and the Battle Experience (Part I)

This is the first of two posts regarding soldier-artists and their depictions of the experience of battle. “Pshaw. It’s no use, they can’t picture a battle,” exclaimed the young son of Reverend A. M. Stewart of the 102nd Pennsylvania Volunteers, a … Continue reading

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