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April 2024 Maine at War blog posts

In April 2024 my Maine at War blog examined why a state’s adjutant general equated nine-month recruits with cash and reported on the 1st Maine Cavalry Regiment participating in Stoneman’s Raid. We also met a young Mainer “discovered” by Sarah Kay Bierle! April 3, 2024: Maine adjutant general mistakes recruits for dollar bills Possibly ticked […]

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Washington, D.C.’s Memorial to Civil War Sister Nurses

The Washington, D.C. Civil War monuments are some of the most visible reminders of the war’s outcome. Triumphant equestrian statues of Union generals tower over the city streets on large, stone pedestals, signaling the nation’s defeat over the Confederacy and the emancipation of slavery. However, one memorial stands apart from the others in both design […]

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War in the Western Theater

The Emerging Civil War 10th Anniversary Series: War in the Western Theater: Favorite Stories and Fresh Perspectives from the Historians at Emerging Civil War Savas Beatie, 2024 ISBN: 978-1-61121-596-0 eISBN: 978-1-954547-13-1 Specs: 10 maps, 100 images, 312 pp. Click here to order *** About the Book Often relegated to a backseat by action in the […]

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Women Writing History!

We invited the women at Emerging Civil War to contribute to a discussion about writing and authorship, and you’ll find the discussion/answers below from those who chimed in. This topic was selected because it’s also a chance to spotlight the writing and publishing of all the women at ECW. Cecily Nelson Zander has a new […]

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Book Review: Sleeping with the Ancestors

Sleeping with the Ancestors: How I followed the Footprints of Slavery. By Joseph McGill Jr. and Herb Frazier. New York: Hachette Books, 2023. Hardcover, 337 pp. $29.00. Reviewed by Sarah Kay Bierle There are some books to read slowly and thoughtfully, and this volume is one of them. A blending of historical accounts, personal experience, […]

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The Pull and Fears of Andersonville

“So what do you want to see in south Georgia?” my brother asked as we chatted on the phone over the holidays and started planning a visit for early in this new year. I told him I mostly just wanted to see him and my sister-in-law and hang out with them since it’s been years […]

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“The Long Shadow of Lincoln” as portrayed in Norman Rockwell’s Painting and Carl Sandburg’s Poem in 1945

Tucked away in California’s Inland Empire stands the only memorial to Abraham Lincoln west of the Mississippi River. Built in 1932 in the city of Redlands, the Lincoln Memorial Shrine is a hidden gem that is definitely worth a visit. Sarah Kay Bierle wrote an excellent post in 2016 providing some background on how this […]

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2023 Year in Review: Book Reviews

After accepting the book review editor role here at Emerging Civil War in March, I set a personal goal of increasing the number of book reviews that we offer our readers. After all, most of us history enthusiasts consume our passion subject largely through reading books, so what better way to make ECW readers aware […]

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2023 Year in Review: #8

Our Top Ten of 2023 Countdown continues…. We have a well-known duet between the 20th Maine and the 15th Alabama. They danced on July 2, 1863, and the aftermath of that match-up comes in at #8 on our countdown. Posted on July 2, 2023 by Sarah Kay Bierle: Recovering the Wounded? 20th Maine and 15th […]

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