Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

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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Oh Boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy!

It took me by surprise, but my tears were joyful. With so many museums, etc. closed because of Covid-19, work on finding source information for the images in First Fallen: The Life of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, the North’s First Civil War … Continue reading

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Ending The War: Conclusion

We’re wrapping up the official series “Ending The War” and hope it provided some extra and interesting reading material these last few weeks. You’ll probably see a couple more posts in the coming weeks on the subject as we hit … Continue reading

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Ending the War in the ECW Archives

Before we end “Ending the War,” we want to invite you—on this 155th anniversary of the final of three surrender discussions at Bennett Place, NY—to tap into the ECW archives for more great posts about the end of the war.

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A Conversation with Garry Adelman (conclusion)

part six of a six-part series I’ve been talking this week with Garry Adelman, chief historian at the American Battlefield Trust. Garry wears many other hats, though, including Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg and co-founder of the Center for Civil … Continue reading

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TONIGHT: The American Battlefield Trust’s Civil War Fantasy Draft

Join ECW tonight at 7:15 for a fun Facebook LIVE special event sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust: The Civil War Fantasy Draft! ECW historians Dan Davis, Chris Kolakowski, Chris Mackowski, Dave Powell, and Kris White will be participating, along with … Continue reading

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Ending The War: General Hancock & The Surrender? (Part 1)

He had won his general stars on the battlefield, held the lines at Gettysburg, and been a trusted corps commander during the Overland Campaign. He had survived painful injury and returned to field command. He was a Democrat in politics … Continue reading

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Cap Your Head with an ECW Ballcap

(Link fixed!) Feeling a little stir crazy and eager to get out of the house? Don’t forget to don your official Emerging Civil War ballcap when you finally go! With battlefield season upon us and good weather to enjoy, hitting … Continue reading

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Week In Review: April 12-19, 2020

Keep calm and read about the ending days of the Civil War…

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Ending the War, More or Less

April 9, 1865, is the day that most people think the American Civil War came to an end. General Robert E. Lee realized his gallant Army of Northern Virginia was simply too beaten up to continue its fight for Confederate … Continue reading

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