Category Archives: Photography

Emerging Scholar Kurt Luther

As part of our partnership with the American Civil War Museum in Richmond and Civil War Monitor, we’re pleased to introduce the next of our “Emerging Scholars,” Kurt Luther. Kurt will be presenting his work at the museum’s Grand Opening … Continue reading

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“Do You Remember, When We Last Did Meet?”

We like to spotlight the courageous “women who went to the field,” advocated for equality, influenced politics, marched to the battlefields, or did other unique and trailblazing things. While those exceptional women certainly deserve to be remembered and memorialized, I’ve … Continue reading

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Civil War News’ Stephanie Hagiwara

As part our series with Civil War News, ECW is pleased to welcome Stephanie Hagiwara. A stereo card of Lt. George Custer lounging on the grass next to his dog launched my interest in the Civil War. My husband, who … Continue reading

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“Powerful and Determined”: Susie King Taylor and Her Image as Seen by Stephen Restelli

I could not tell she was African-American in looking at the negative.  When I  scanned it as viewed her as a positive print, chills went through me.  This was the most stunning portrait photograph I have ever seen.  And I … Continue reading

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Their Faces: Those Who Fought To Be Free – A Photographic Essay

When I have a lazy evening, I like to wander through the files of photographs on the Library of Congress website. The rain drummed outside, its even cadence echoing the drums of war from long past years. I decided to … Continue reading

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Benning’s Breastworks at the Burnside Bridge

People visiting the Antietam battlefield often wonder why the Confederate defenders did not entrench or build breastworks to strengthen their positions. After all, Antietam’s landscape is not marred by miles of trenches and extant earthworks. “Why not?” they wonder. Answering … Continue reading

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Collecting Civil War General CDVs

Ever since elementary school, I’ve been fascinated with studying the American Civil War, particularly its generals. I’m most interested in the generals who died during the course of the war—either from wounds, illnesses, or accidents. I’ve been collecting antique photographs … Continue reading

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2018 Year in Review: #5

We’re counting down ECW’s ten most-read posts from 2018. Coming in at number five, Kevin Pawlak offers us a battlefield mystery involving an officer once lauded by D. H. Hill as “one of the most finished scholars on the continent, … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Preserving History Digitally

In this age of the Internet, professional and amateur historians have the ability to research – and preserve – history digitally. Since the advent of the twenty-first century, we can now scour digital archives, find rare academic articles in databases, … 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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