Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

2020 Symposium Update

Emerging Civil War wants to updates its readers about the status of the 2020 Symposium. The event is 72 days away and we are still all systems go for August 7-9, 2020. Emerging Civil War will continue to monitor and … Continue reading

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ECW’s 5,000th Post!

Welcome to Emerging Civil War’s 5,000th post! Since we launched in August of 2011, ECW has grown from a small handful of writers to a community of more than 30. We’ve had some historians come and others go, but one … Continue reading

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“My father served under both Lee and Grant…”

A few days ago whilst weeding some of my old Civil War periodicals collection – because that’s what I’ve been reduced to during this quarantine – I came across something interesting. In the August 1961 issue of Civil War Times I … Continue reading

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Among the Casualties of Shiloh at Jefferson Barracks

As the largest burial ground of Civil War soldiers in the state of Missouri, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (just minutes south of St. Louis) is the final resting place of approximately 16,000 Union and Confederate soldiers. Forever under the sod … Continue reading

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A very private war: Rocky Face Ridge, May 8 to 11, 1864

On the morning of May 8. 1864, Colonel Emerson Opdycke’s 125th Ohio infantry drew an unenviable assignment. One of the regiments comprising the Third Brigade, Second Division, of O. O. Howard’s Fourth Corps in the Army of the Cumberland, the … Continue reading

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The Battle of McDowell

I can hardly imagine the boom of cannons echoing off the mountains. Stonewall Jackson had perched atop the peaks southeast of town and dared Federal forces under Robert Milroy to attack him. Milroy, fanned across the valley below, gave it … Continue reading

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Tracing the Overland Campaign

Last year, to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the Overland Campaign, ECW did a number of video projects tracing the movement of the armies from the Rapidan River down to Cold Harbor. Some of those projects appeared on the ECW … Continue reading

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Chancellorsville, May 1

157 years ago today, the battle of Chancellorsville opened up. I always like to take a moment to spend some time thinking about the battle that happened—literally—in my front yard. Check out the ECW YouTube page for more Day One … Continue reading

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Remembering the Sultana in Memphis

ECW is pleased to welcome a contribution today from Curt Fields, Ph.D., the nation’s foremost Ulysses S. Grant living historian. Chris Mackowski’s post about the Sultana on April 27—the 155th anniversary of its sinking—prompted Curt to pass along a few … Continue reading

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April 2020 ECW Newsletter Now Available

The April 2020 Emerging Civil War newsletter hit inboxes today. If you didn’t get a copy, you can read it here. We’re spending a lot of time on audiobooks in this issue, but we have plenty of other cool stuff … Continue reading

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