Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

2018 Year in Review: #3

We already had one book review make the top-ten: James Epperson’s review of Ron Chernow’s Grant. But another book has gained a lot of traction this year within the Civil War community, and its ECW review comes in as the third-most-read … Continue reading

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The December 2018 ECW Newsletter is Now Available

Did you get your December issue of the Emerging Civil War newsletter? If not, you can get it here. In this issue: Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski reflects on the soldiers of 1862 during this holiday season We ask our 10 Questions … Continue reading

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Holiday Wishes from Emerging Civil War

Sending festive greetings from our headquarters and homes… May your day of celebration be merry, bright, and peaceful!

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“Not Afraid”: Thinking About Literature The Soldiers Read

Some of us at ECW have a yearly tradition of reading classic literature from the 19th Century during the holiday season. For many, Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol is a beloved classic. I appreciate Dickens, his tale of Scrooge, and … Continue reading

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Surprises Don’t Last

December is when my thoughts turn to an fascinating battle I like to study, Stones River. The Confederates were able to mass and overwhelm the Army of the Cumberland on the first day of the battle, December 31, 1862. Yet … Continue reading

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ECW Welcomes Jon-Erik Gilot

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome Jon-Erik Gilot as a new member and author! In the coming months, he will helping with some special projects behind-the-scenes in the ECW digital archives and, of course, sharing his research and blog … Continue reading

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ECW Welcomes Kristen M. Pawlak

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome Kristen M. Pawlak as author and editor. She will be serving as our new preservation editor! As a historian of the Civil War in Missouri and the Trans-Mississippi West, as well as having … Continue reading

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ECW Hats: The Perfect Stocking Stuffer

It’s common at this time of year to say “Such-and-Such makes the perfect stocking stuffer!” For instance, “A ticket to the Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge makes the perfect stocking stuffer!” You see the phrase everywhere. … Continue reading

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Now Available For Online Shopping: The ECW Hat

Need a last-minute Christmas gift? We’re pleased to offer our Emerging Civil War branded baseball-style hats, which make a perfect present for a battlefield enthusiast or Civil War history buff. They are custom embroidered with our exclusive logo, available in … Continue reading

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Facebook Cover Photo: General Edwin Vose Sumner with his Staff, 1862

Emerging Civil War has decided to give you a little more information about the cover photos (often called “banners”) we post on our Facebook page. We hope everyone is following us on Facebook! Our latest Facebook cover photo is a … Continue reading

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