Category Archives: Symposium

ECW on C-SPAN

C-SPAN 3 continues to air programs from the ECW Virtual Symposium in August. This weekend, Sarah Kay Bierle talks about “The Boys Who Rode Around McClellan: The Chambersburg Raid of 1862.” Sarah’s program will debut this weekend on C-SPAN 3’s … Continue reading

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Virtual Symposium 2020: The Fight for Life or Death

Today, we’re pleased to share Paige Gibbon Backus’s talk from the 2020 ECW Virtual Symposium. Paige, who once managed Ben Lomond Historical Site—a Civil War hospital following First Manassas—spoke on “A Fight for Life or Death: The Carnage Found in … Continue reading

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Virtual Symposium 2020: The Union’s Most Infamous Civil War Prison Camp

Today, we’re pleased to share Derek Maxfield’s talk from the 2020 ECW Virtual Symposium. Derek spoke about his new book from the Emerging Civil War Series, Hellmira: The Union’s Most Infamous Civil War Prison Camp—Elmira, NY. “I have enjoyed researching … Continue reading

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Virtual Symposium 2020: The Forgotten Flank at Gettysburg

Today, we’re pleased to share Dan Welch’s talk from the 2020 ECW Virtual Symposium. Dan, who spends his summer as a battlefield interpreter for Gettysburg National Military Park, gave a talk about the fighting at Culp’s Hill: “‘Where all so well … Continue reading

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Virtual Symposium 2020: The Boys Who Rode Around McClellan

Today, we’re pleased to share Sarah Kay Bierle’s talk from the 2020 ECW Virtual Symposium. Sarah’s talk was titled: ” ‘We’re the boys who rode around McClellan’: The Chambersburg Raid of 1862.” “Stuart’s Chambersburg Raid of 1862 has been part … Continue reading

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Virtual Symposium 2020: The Wake of Antietam

Today, we’re pleased to share Kevin Pawlak’s talk from the 2020 ECW Virtual Symposium. Kevin’s talk was titled “In the Wake of Antietam: The Loudon Valley Campaign of 1862.” “I enjoy studying the Loudoun Valley Campaign for two main reasons,” … Continue reading

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Virtual Symposium 2020: The First Shots of the Civil War

Today, we’re pleased to share Mark Maloy’s talk from the 2020 ECW Virtual Symposium. Mark, who once worked at Fort Sumter in Charleston, spoke on “The First Shots of the Civil War.” “I really enjoy the story of the first … Continue reading

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We’re Recording our ECW Virtual Symposium Today–Wish you were here!

We’re recording segments for our virtual Emerging Civil War symposium today. We have an awesome line-up of cool talks, and we’re excited to share them with you soon! In the meantime, we’ll be posting pictures throughout the day. If you … Continue reading

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ECW’s Big News and Virtual Symposium

Well, the ECW community is supposed to be gathered at Stevenson Ridge this weekend for our annual symposium, sharing the camaraderie among authors, readers, speakers, and friends that has become a defining hallmark of the ECW brand. Alas, COVID-19 had … Continue reading

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2020 ECW Virtual Symposium

We all have been saddened by news of our postponement of the 2020 Emerging Civil War Symposium until 2021. All of us at ECW will miss seeing all of our friends and supporters at our yearly symposium at Stevenson’s Ridge. … Continue reading

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