Category Archives: Upcoming Events

2020 ECW Symposium Full Line-Up Announced

Welcome back to the first installment of our Symposium Spotlight series for the 2020 Emerging Civil War Symposium. Several weeks ago we announced our theme, “Fallen Leaders of the Civil War,” along with our keynote speaker, Gordon Rhea. Historian Rhea … Continue reading

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November-December 2019 Presentations

November: 2nd: Bert Dunkerly, “Bread Riot,” Connecticut Civil War Round Table 8th-10th: Dave Powell, Chris Mackowski, and Sarah Kay Bierle, West Coast Civil War Conference in Sacramento, CA 11th: Phill Greenwalt, “Prospect Hill & Slaughter Pen Farm,” Western North Carolina Civil War … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Exploring Columbus, Georgia with Kennesaw State University’s Upcoming Bus Tour

Looking to explore some history and museums in Columbus, Georgia? The National Civil War Naval Museum stands on the bank of the Chattahoochee River. It preserves the largest surviving Confederate warship, the CSS Jackson, as well as the wreckage of … Continue reading

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September-October 2019 Presentations

September: 4th: Bert Dunkerly, Battle of Eutaw Spring, Dr. George Mosse SAR (SC) 4th: Chris Mackowski, “Grant’s Last Battle,” Genessee Community College, Batavia, NY 9th-11th: Chris Kolakowski, “The Kentucky Campaign,” East Tennessee Civil War Round Tables in Knoxville, Kingsport, and Morristown

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Getting Ready For A Big Weekend…

Well, I had all good intentions. I’ve had “write ECW Weekender” on my list all week, but unfortunately continuing tech problems have made my photos and historic site notes not easy to access at the moment. So, as I was … Continue reading

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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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