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The “Absolutely Incomparable” Land at the Intersection of Gaines’s Mill and Cold Harbor

One of the most fascinating parts of Richmond National Battlefield is that the 1862 battlefield of Gaines’s Mill sits perpendicular to the 1864 battle of Cold Harbor—on the same ground. This week, the American Battlefield Trust announced a campaign to … Continue reading

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Preserving the Story of One of the Most Famous Towns in America

Last night, we shared the exciting news from Gettysburg about a new home for the Adams County Historical Society (ACHS). The ACHS is launching a campaign to build a new $5 million Exhibit, Archive, and Education Center near Barlow Knoll. … Continue reading

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FREE ECW Podcast: Gettysburg, Civil War Gifts, and More!

I never really get to start thinking about Christmas until my fall semester wraps up. And so it is again, finally, with grading nearly done, that I’ve come to the mid-December realization that, Holy crud, I need to get some … Continue reading

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Why Rivers Posed Such Problems in the East

I had the privilege of doing a program with my ECW colleague Bert Dunkerly for Richmond National Battlefield today at the Jericho Mills battlefield along the North Anna River. Bert is a ranger at Richmond and was kind enough to … Continue reading

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Exploring the Franklin Battlefield

I had the good fortune back in September to visit the Franklin Civil War Roundtable in Tennessee. (As I mentioned in an earlier post, they tossed a great question my way during the Q&A that gave me something fun to … Continue reading

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Grant Cottage Extends Its Season and Gets Ready for Some Big News

Grant Cottage has extended its season this year—just in time to help them celebrate some exciting news. With the autumn leaves still in gorgeous color, it’s an especially beautiful time to visit. Grant Cottage—located atop Mt. McGregor in Wilton, NY, … Continue reading

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An Interview with Harold Holzer on The Presidents Vs. The Press

I had the chance last week to interview historian Harold Holzer about his new book, The Presidents Vs. The Press. Although renown as one of the preeminent Lincoln scholars of today, Holzer has a background in politics and public relations, … Continue reading

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Antietam at ECW’s YouTube Page

Emerging Civil War has a fantastic collection of Antietam-related content on our YouTube page, including two new Antietam-related videos added this week. First, there’s a four-way conversation between historians Kevin Pawlak, Dan Vermilya, Kris White, and Chris Mackowski that gets … 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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