Category Archives: Photography

Why I “Do” History

About a month ago a friend of mine pointed me to an entry-level priced CDV of a veteran of the 100th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, my ancestor’s unit. I have spent quite a bit of time contemplating whether or not I … Continue reading

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Teaching 8th Graders Through Civil War Living History

How do we teach and inspire the next generation to value history? It’s a question looming in the minds of many in the history field. Museums, National Parks, historical sites, and organizations are trying a variety of ways to engage … Continue reading

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Scenes of Success from Kernstown

We’re pleased to share a little good news from our friends at the Civil War Trust and the Kernstown Battlefield Association. This week, to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the battle, they celebrated preservation victories that preserve land associated with First … Continue reading

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William McKinley and Poland’s Riverside Cemetery

We welcome back to the blog guest Gordy Morgan. Mr. Morgan, a native of the Mahoning Valley in northeastern Ohio, was inspired by the recent ECW Weekender: William McKinley by blogger and author Dan Welch, also a native of the area. … Continue reading

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A View from Evergreen

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A Day with the Seven Days

This past week, I had the distinct treat of spending a day on the Seven Days battlefields with Doug Crenshaw, author of the upcoming Emerging Civil War Series title Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up! The Seven Days Battles (look for it … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Conclusion & “Parting Shots”

Our official blog series “Our Favorite (Modern) Civil War Photos” concludes this evening, but you’ll continue to see photo essays throughout the year on Emerging Civil War. We hope you’ve enjoyed these glimpses of battlefields and historic sites through our … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Fredericksburg Favorites

Through the years, Emerging Civil War has featured quite a few photo essays from Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. As we looked around the ECW Archives for some of the best photos at this location, we just couldn’t pick … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Outdoor Classrooms

We rounded up some photos from Emerging Civil War’s last five years and wanted to share some images of ECW members or fans touring battlefields. This photo essay reflects the important role of battlefields as “outdoor classrooms” and hallowed ground. … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: No Monuments on the Ocean

There are no monuments on the ocean, no crossroads in the great waters, no places echoing in heart and mind—Gettysburg, Shiloh, Chickamauga. But our Civil War ancestors were out there too and some of them still are. Names that resonate … Continue reading

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