Category Archives: Holidays

Civil War Back to School: The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at Shepherd University

(Part five in a series) To conclude our “Civil War Back-to-School” series, we head to the banks of the Potomac River, not far from Antietam Creek and Antietam National Battlefield—apropos for today—to hear from Dr. James J. Broomall. Jim is … Continue reading

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Civil War Back to School: Hilary Green

(Part four in a series) Hilary Green is a member of Emerging Civil War’s “Engaging the Civil War Series” editorial board. Currently on-sabbatical from the University of Alabama, Hilary is the 2020-2021 Vann Professor of Ethics in Society at Davidson … Continue reading

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Civil War Back to School: Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute

(Part three in a series) As we look at how the Civil War world has adjusted to “back to school,” we hear today from Jonathan A. Noyalas, the director of Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute in Winchester, Virginia, and … Continue reading

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Civil War Back to School: Barton Myers and Cecily Zander Nelson

(Part two of a series) We’re looking this week at different ways some of the academic folks working with ECW are adapting to the start of the semester in the age of COVID-19. Today we’ll hear from two folks who’ve … Continue reading

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Civil War Back to School: Prologue

(Part one in a series) What does the “back-to-school” season look like for the Civil War world? By now, we’ve all seen the headlines of pandemic-related mishaps at a number of colleges across the country following unexpected COVID-19 outbreaks. Schools … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July—2020

Wishing you a happy and safe Fourth of July! Here are a few articles from the archive to celebrate the holiday with some Civil War history:

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“Those who say they would like to visit a battlefield seldom know what they are talking about…” A Letter from Private Erskine M. Church

This Memorial Day will be celebrated in many different ways than years past. The typical gatherings at monuments and cemeteries have given way to virtual remembrances of America’s fallen. Be it on Facebook, YouTube, or countless other streaming services, Americans … Continue reading

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Rent-A-Horse

“Gentlemen, I am going on the train with all the soldiers, but my schedule says it’s time for you to take a leave of absence. And I got a notice from the Board of Occupational Safety Hardship Advancement (OSHA) and … Continue reading

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Stephwall and Sophie

When my ECW colleagues and I discussed commemorating Women’s History Month by writing about some of the women who’ve inspired us in our historical careers, my mind immediately jumped to my daughter, Stephanie. Long-time followers of the blog are familiar … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Carol Reardon (conclusion)

(part seven of a series) I’ve been talking this past week with Carol Reardon, who’s been one of the most successful Civil War scholars to bridge the gap between the academic world and the general public. Carol’s also been a … Continue reading

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