Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

The Fall of Richmond, April 3, 1865

On April 3, 1865 occurred one of the most famous and momentous events of Richmond’s history. It was also one of the most shrouded in myth and misconception. On April 2, 1865, the Confederate government and military began to evacuate … Continue reading

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ECW’s March 2021 Newsletter Now Available

March Madness! Women’s History Month! Saint Patrick’s Day! The ECW March 2021 Newsletter! This past month had all sorts of great stuff going on! The newest newsletter hit inboxes today. In this issue:

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“Swarming with maggots” – Assistant Surgeon Samuel Melcher and the Care of the Wounded at Wilson’s Creek

As the first major engagement fought west of the Mississippi River, the 1861 Battle of Wilson’s Creek (fought August 10, 1861) was known for being a particularly desperate, hard-fought battle that resulted in nearly 20% casualties on both sides. For … Continue reading

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Women & Preservation: Concluding Thoughts

  Part of a Series Over the last few weeks at my day-job at Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, I’ve had the opportunity of doing historical research about the Civil War happenings at several locations which either are currently in the … Continue reading

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February 2021 ECW Newsletter Now Available

The February 2021 ECW newsletter hit inboxes today. In this issue: Chris Mackowski notes that February is so short, but wonders why it’s so long Dwight Hughes publishes a book and builds a ship Jon Tracey not only answers 10 … Continue reading

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Learning Civil War History: The Pandemic Perspective

On January 18, 2021, I began teaching a Civil War history class at Penn State, where most instruction is currently taking place via the (now) ubiquitous Zoom platform. I have been fortunate to teach the department’s Civil War survey in … Continue reading

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The Emerging Civil War 10th Anniversary Series: The Summer of ’63: Vicksburg and Tullahoma

The second hardcover in our Emerging Civil War 10th Anniversary Series, published by Savas Beatie, is schedule for release in mid-July, just in time for our Seventh Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge: The Summer of ’63: Vicksburg … Continue reading

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The Emerging Civil War 10th Anniversary Series: The Summer of ’63: Gettysburg

The first hardcover in the upcoming Emerging Civil War 10th Anniversary Series, published by Savas Beatie, is schedule for release in mid-June 2021, just in time for the Gettysburg anniversary: The Summer of ’63: Gettysburg. Take a peek at the … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Emerging Civil War 10th Anniversary Series

Emerging Civil War turns ten years old this summer, and as you might imagine, we’re pretty excited. As we’re fond of saying around here, “Not too bad for three idiots sitting on a porch.” (Don’t know the ECW original story? … Continue reading

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ECW’s Gilot tapped as Curator, Social Historian at the Captain Thomas Espy Post

ECW readers may recall last year’s interview with Diane Klinefelter, curator and social historian at the Captain Thomas Espy Post, at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. Earlier this month, Ms. Klinefelter announced her retirement, … Continue reading

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