Showing results for "Civil War Echoes"

From The Archives: Pearl Harbor’s Civil War Ties

In 2016, Chris Kolakowski wrote about the names of the U.S. ships at Pearl Harbor, focusing on the Civil War’s influence. Today marks the anniversary of the attack on the Hawaiian naval base that officially brought the United States into World War II. As we reflect on the losses and that historic event this morning, […]

Read more...

Musings on the Civil War & World War I

In the words of a modern American president, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our […]

Read more...

The Future of Civil War History: Chris Kolakowski

What is the future of Civil War history? On the surface, the question is amusingly phrased, asking for the future of something that has occurred in the past. But below the surface there is a serious matter for discussion.  The Sesquicentennial was a great success, one that highlighted the Civil War and its many facets. […]

Read more...

War’s End: Remembering a Cavalry Captain

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Sarah Kay Bierle Your brother, Captain Hugh McGuire is wounded. The message branded itself into Dr. Hunter McGuire’s mind while dread twisted like a tourniquet around his heart. The situation he had feared since the beginning of the war became reality that April night in 1865. Raw […]

Read more...

Echoes From Cherbourg

150 years ago today, Captain Raphael Semmes’ CSS Alabama sailed out from Cherbourg Harbor in France to do battle with Captain John Winslow’s USS Kearsarge. After an hour of fighting approximately 12 miles offshore (and in full view of a French crowd on shore including the artist Eduoard Manet), Alabama sank. An excellent brief overview […]

Read more...

Now the Drum of War—Part Two

Second in a series We continue Rob Couteau’s interview with Robert Roper, author of the new book Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War. Today, the two writers will look at the way Whitman captured—or didn’t—the voice of the common soldier in his work and how that might relate […]

Read more...

Remembering Pearl Harbor

On the 80th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, we pause to remember the lost lives in that embattled port on December 7, 1941. Are there connections — ties to war — between the American Civil War and that fateful day during World War II? These previously published blog posts collected from the Emerging […]

Read more...

Week In Review: April 1-7, 2019

From a grand joke to the serious history of the breakthrough at Petersburg and the stories from Shiloh, Emerging Civil War brings you another Week in Review of historical perspective, lots of details about the past, and a few announcements about upcoming events.

Read more...

Armistice Day at 100

One hundred years ago today, at 11 AM local time, the guns on the Western Front fell silent as World War I’s armistice took effect. World War I remade the world and set the course for the 20th Century. Its aftershocks are still visible today. For Americans, this was the largest overseas force yet deployed […]

Read more...