Category Archives: Internet, Websites & Blogs

Sutlers of Note: Ragged Soldier Sutlery

Why this post, and why now? One–it is cold and I want something warm to drink, and Two–I love to shop small, wonderful sources when checking off my holiday list. Huzzah, and read on! There are two types of sutlers: those … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: The Virginiana Collection at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Usually, our ECW Weekenders profile battlefields and historic sites to visit. This weekend, I want to share word about a groovy little spot to do some research. This past week, I had the opportunity to our through some of the … Continue reading

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1870s Politics: When a Presidential Election’s Outcome Was Contested with Threats of Violence

This commentary originally appeared on Oct. 21, 2016, in the History News Network’s daily newsletter and is reposted here with permission. The aftermath of the 1876 presidential election saw an uncommon moment of electoral pandemonium. Coming after over a decade of … Continue reading

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Lincoln: This Little Joker for President

Our recent look at the politics of the 1860s—and my own interest, in particular, in political cartoons—had me thinking of the conversation I had last year with scholar Todd Thompson, author of The National Joker: Abraham Lincoln and the Politics of … Continue reading

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“Essential” Reading for Civil War Buffs

Getting an understanding of Civil War scholarship can be difficult for those unversed in its topics. And, since the war continues to shape the world we know, it’s important to find that comprehension. There’s a solution to the confusion surrounding … Continue reading

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Check Out Dave Powell’s Chickamauga Blog

As you might know, ECW’s Dave Powell has a well-respected blog of his own, Chickamauga Blog. The main focus of the blog, as you might imagine, covers the events and characters associated with the September 1863 battle of Chickamauga. However, the … Continue reading

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ECW Symposium on C-SPAN tonight!

C-SPAN 3 begins airing its coverage of the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge tonight. Tune in at 6:00 p.m. for Dave Powell’s talk on Civil War tactics. Here’s a preview, courtesy of C-SPAN: C-SPAN says it … Continue reading

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ECW5: Sarah Kay Bierle

In case you haven’t heard the news…Emerging Civil War is celebrating its 5th Birthday! And there’s been a request to share some thoughts for the occasion. I’m still “new” to Emerging Civil War. Not yet a veteran of late-hour debates … Continue reading

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“A Twitter Feed” of the Civil War–What Historians Really Do, Part 2

Sometimes things just fall into our laps, and sometimes we have to break down walls just for the chance to be turned away.  This opportunity is one of the former, and a beautiful opportunity it is!

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Question of the Week: 7/25-7/31/16

Do you think a fad like “Pokémon Go” is helpful or harmful to historical sites? (“Pokémon Go” is a newly released mobile game where players go looking for Pokémon on their phone, but in real world locations. Many parks and … Continue reading

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