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2023 Year in Review: Symposium

At the 2023 Emerging Civil War Symposium, we ventured into “1863: The Great Task Before Us” and looked at historical happenings in the 160th anniversary year. Timothy B. Smith (of the West!) gave the keynote presentation, focusing on the Siege of Vicksburg. Other speakers through the weekend included Cecily Nelson Zander, Neil P. Chatelain, Sarah […]

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Book Review: The Creation of a Crusader

The Creation of a Crusader: Senator Thomas Morris and the Birth of the Antislavery Movement. By David. C. Crago. Kent: Kent State University Press, 2023. Softcover, 248 pp. $39.95 Reviewed by Sarah Kay Bierle In the 1830s the debate and discourse about slavery in the United States changed tone. For generations, there had been advocates […]

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Upcoming Presentations: December ’23–January ’24

Who’s on the road for ECW this coming month? Here’s our upcoming travel schedule: December 2023 7: Chris Mackowski, “Simply Murder: The Battle of Fredericksburg,” Fredericksburg Rotary 10: Jon-Erik Gilot, Kevin Pawlak, “John Brown’s Raid,” Dan Sickles Civil War Roundtable (virtual) 11: Sarah Kay Bierle, “Then Christmas Came,” Rappahannock Civil War Round Table, Fredericksburg, VA […]

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Book Review: A Civil War Road Trip of a Lifetime: Antietam, Gettysburg and Beyond

A Civil War Road Trip of a Lifetime: Antietam, Gettysburg and Beyond. By John Banks. Gettysburg: Gettysburg Publishing, 2023. 320 pp. $28.95 Reviewed by Sarah Kay Bierle The peaceful, harrowing, and adventurous feeling of “battlefielding” comes through the pages of John Banks’s book, A Civil War Road Trip of a Lifetime: Antietam, Gettysburg and Beyond. […]

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Baby Fever: 1863 Style

This seems to be a stage of my life when many of my friends are expecting babies, so recently some of my spare time has been occupied with coordinating RSVP lists for baby showers, assembling baby shower party favors, and shopping for baby clothes for gifts. I might have a little baby fever at the […]

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Shrouded Veterans – Researching & Remembering

For Veterans’ Day, Sarah Kay Bierle and Frank Jastrzembski recorded a conversation about the work of researching, identifying, and marking the graves of 19th Century U.S. Soldiers. Frank’s mission, Shrouded Veterans, has marked hundreds of graves in the United States and internationally. Here’s a link to the video: If you’d prefer to listen to the […]

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Upcoming Presentations: Nov.–Dec. 2023

November: 1: Derek Maxfield, “Man of Fire,” Inland Empire CWRT (virtual) 2: Bert Dunkerly, “Civil War Railroads” Petersburg (VA) Civil War Round Table 4: Chris Mackowski, “The Great Battle Never Fought: Mine Run,” Friends of Wilderness Battlefield Annual Dinner, Lake of the Woods, VA 7: Dwight Hughes, “The Naval Civil War in Theaters Near and Far,” […]

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Bristoe Station 160th Anniversary Recap

If you missed last weekend’s Bristoe Station 160th anniversary, don’t worry–we have you covered! Our own Dan Davis, Chris Mackowski, and Kevin Pawlak made a series of videos for the American Battlefield Trust to commemorate the anniversary. Kevin is the site manager at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, which is operated by Prince William County, […]

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New Video – Looking at “Gettysburg”: The Movie’s 30th Anniversary

Sarah Kay Bierle, Frank Jastrzembski, Dan Welch, Brian Swartz, and Tom McMillan discuss the movie “Gettysburg” and that film’s 30th anniversary. They’ll chat about favorite moments, essays about the movie in the Emerging Civil War books, historical challenges, and the legacy of the movie! Here are links to the books mentioned in the video: The […]

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