Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

Book Review: “September Mourn: The Dunker Church of Antietam Battlefield”

War transforms a landscape. It turns peaceful farm fields into battlefields and burial grounds. Homes and churches become riddled with shot and shell and serve as hospitals in the gruesome aftermath. Some of those landscapes and buildings were forever altered; some … Continue reading

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The 2018-19 Speakers Bureau Now Available

If your roundtable, historical society, or other organization is looking for a speaker, have we got speakers for you! Emerging Civil War’s 2018-19 Speakers Bureau is now available. ECW’s Speakers Bureau is your one-stop shop for some of the most … Continue reading

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Early-Bird Tickets Now Available for the Sixth Annual ECW Symposium at SR

During this year’s Symposium, we announced the dates and topic for next year’s event, as well as our keynote speaker. We had more than forty people buy tickets on the spot! Now you have the chance to get your tickets, … Continue reading

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A Recap of our Facebook LIVE Interviews from the 2018 Symposium

If you missed out on our Facebook LIVE broadcasts from the Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, here’s a chance for you to catch up. Hosted by ECW’s Chris Mackowski and filmed by Paige Gibbons-Backus, our segments … Continue reading

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Symposium Fallout: Is Leading from the Front All that Bad?

This weekend’s symposium gave me a lot to think about on my drive home from the Jackson Shrine on Sunday. The thought bubbles did not stop popping up when I got home either. There was a lot to think about … Continue reading

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Emerging Civil War Announces “The Emerging Civil War Podcast”

You love history and you love Emerging Civil War, and want even more than our blog, books, and symposium. Now, we can discuss history all year and anywhere, not just at the annual Symposium…. At Emerging Civil War, we’ve launched … Continue reading

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The ECW Symposium on Facebook LIVE

The Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge has been roaring along with a sold-out crowd, but even if you’re at home, you can join in on some of the fun. We’re offering a slew of Facebook LIVE … Continue reading

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Symposium Time is Nearly Here!

Anticipation is building as we prepare for the kick-off of our Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge later today! While we’re sold out, there’s room for you to follow along some of the action on our Facebook … Continue reading

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Around We Go: In the Monitor Turret

Lieutenant Samuel D. Greene, USN, had a problem. He was encased within a dim, claustrophobic, metal drum—20 feet in diameter—behind eight layers of bolted and riveted 1-inch-thick iron plates in charge of two immense 11-inch Dahlgren shell guns, each 13 … Continue reading

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ECW Welcomes Paige Gibbons Backus

A native of Wisconsin, Paige Gibbons Backus graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a bachelor’s degree in Historic Preservation, and George Mason University with a master’s degree in Applied History. She has been in the public history field … Continue reading

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