Category Archives: Holidays

Civil War Cooking: From History Books to A Modern Kitchen

It’s been a crazy year. I think we can all agree there. By early autumn, I started wondering how to revive the Civil War Cooking series for the week of Thanksgiving. (I missed last year due to moving.) In need … Continue reading

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Veterans Day: “I Saw The Soldiers Come Today”

Happy Veterans Day to our readers and authors who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Thank you for carrying on the legacy of the defending our nation and all that we hold dear. Wishing you a safe and patriotic … Continue reading

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“Almost Scared Speechless”

Sergeant D. H. Hamilton battled with the First Texas in Hood’s Brigade, a unit known for its fierce courage. But in the autumn of 1863, he had a “creepy” experience that reads almost like a classic ghost story. Read it … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween from Stonewall Steph

The year she was six (um, twenty-one years ago…), my daughter decided she wanted to dress up like her hero for Halloween. And so, Stephanie became Stonewall Jackson! Her mother made Steph a Stonewall Jackson costume from scratch. She didn’t … Continue reading

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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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