Category Archives: Upcoming Events

ECW Weekender: Cedar Mountain Battlefield’s Annual Commemoration

The Battle of Cedar Mountain occurred on August 9, 1862, when Confederate General “Stonewall” Jackson battled Union General Nathaniel Banks a few miles south of the town of the Culpeper. The five hour conflict pitted four Union brigades against three … Continue reading

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August-September 2019 Presentations

August: 2nd – 4th: The Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, Spotsylvania, VA 12th: Chris Kolakowski, “1864: Decision at Sea,” Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table, Fredericksburg, VA

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“Harriet”—Watch The Trailer

I always get enthusiastic about movies that feature Civil War history. Oftentimes, the films fall short of my expectations, but I think there might be real reason to hope for this new movie coming in late Autumn 2019. Called Harriet, … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: 155th Anniversary Event at Cool Spring

Save the date! Save the date! July 20, 2019 Pack your cold water bottles and some snacks and head to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Located east of Winchester and Berryville, Cool Spring saw Civil War fighting on July 16-20, 1864, as … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Living History at Vicksburg

If you’re braving the summer heat in Mississippi to visit this siege and Union victory site, you’ll be pleased to know that this summer (2019), Vicksburg National Military Park is offering living history programs on the weekends! Here’s the scoop:

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July-August 2019 Presentations

July: 6th: Kevin Pawlak and Rob Orrison, “The Antietam Campaign,” Pry House at Antietam National Battlefield, MD, at 11 am 8th: Dwight Hughes, “USS Monitor,” Western North Carolina Civil War Round Table, Waynesville, NC 11th-14th: American Battlefield Trust Teacher Institute, … Continue reading

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Before They Were Americans: ERW’s Upcoming Event

From our friends at Emerging Revolutionary War. For more information about our sister site, click here. Mark your calendars for September 28, 2019!  Emerging Revolutionary War is excited to announce that we are partnering with Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and The … Continue reading

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“Dedicated to the Study of Women’s Roles in the Civil War” — An Interview with Janet Whaley

ECW Editor Sarah Kay Bierle had a chance to ask some questions to Janet Whaley, a board Member at the Society for Women and The Civil War. We’re pleased to share their conversation. Q: Can you tell us a little … Continue reading

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June-July 2019 Presentations

Editor’s Note: Our apologies for publishing this list a week later than usual, but there are a lot of ECW members speaking during the rest of the month. We hope you’ll be able to catch one of their presentations! June: … Continue reading

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May 10: Inspiring Orders, Books, and Travel Plans

“Methinks that even after thirty-three years I once more hear the gamecock voices of the sergeants detailing their artillery and ammunition squads, and ordering us to appear with canteens, haversacks, and blankets at four A.M. Still silence reigned. Then, as … Continue reading

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