ECW Awards

The Emerging Civil War Award for Service in Civil War Public History
recognizes the work of an individual or organization that has made a significant impact on the field of public history in a way that better helps the general public connect with America’s defining event


The Emerging Civil War Book Award
presented to the best Civil War book published during the previous calendar year

  • 2019 Winner: A Campaign of Giants: The Battle for Petersburg by A. Wilson Greene
    2019 Finalists: Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight; Fighting Means Killing: Civil War Soldiers and the Nature of Combat by Jonathan M. Steplyk
  • 2018 Winner: On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee, June 4-15, 1864 by Gordon Rhea
    2018 Finalists: Inglorious Passages: Noncombat Deaths in the Civil War by Brian Steel Wills; The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant: The Complete Annotated Edition, edited by John F. Marszalek
  • 2017 Winner: Grant Invades Tennessee: The 1862 Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson by Timothy B. Smith
    2017 Finalists: Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln & The Union’s War Governors by Stephen D. Engle; Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man in the Confederacy by Earl J. Hess


The Brig. Gen. Thomas Greely Stevenson Award
presented to an individual or organization in recognition of outstanding service to ECW


The Emory Upton Award
presented to a member of the Emerging Civil War community in recognition of outstanding service to ECW

  • 2019 Sarah Kay Bierle
  • 2018 Kristopher D. White
  • 2017 Jennifer Mackowski
  • 2016 Chris Mackowski