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Gazette665’s 2017 Conference Report

It’s been just over ten days since the Civil War history conference hosted by Gazette665 on Saturday, June 3, 2017. (Unbelievable how quickly time flies!) Since the event had a few promotional articles and mentions via Emerging Civil War’s blog, social media, and newsletter, it seems right and proper to share a brief “after-action” report. 1862: […]

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Trying Something New – Live Tweeting @Gazette665 Civil War History Conference

In the last few months, I’ve shared about the upcoming Civil War History Conference in Southern California. I realize that many readers probably live on the East Coast (where the battlefields are) and probably aren’t going to make the trek to SoCal for a single day event. So…we are trying something new this year. We […]

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A Mother At Petersburg

The Confederate lines around Petersburg, Virginia, broke in the first days of April 1865. As Lee’s army headed west into the Appomattox Campaign, Union troops occupied the small city that had been the heart and namesake of a nine month siege. Trapped in a civilian home inside Petersburg, Mrs. John B. Gordon couldn’t escape with […]

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Stapleton Crutchfield: Stonewall’s Wounded Comrade

The ambulance lurched ever forward with a jerky, swaying motion. Pain dazed comprehension. General Jackson wounded? Lying just inches from him? How badly was the commander hurt? Exacerbated by the movements over the rough road, the dizzying, unrelenting agony radiated from his own broken leg. He managed to get the surgeon’s attention. He didn’t ask to […]

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Pontoon Bridges: The Great Crossings

Yesterday Sarah Kay Bierle looked at the ancient uses of pontoon bridges and its perspectives on the 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg. While she addressed the difficulties of bridging rivers, I would like to look at the other side of the coin: the most successful river crossings in the past 155 years. Students of the Civil War are […]

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Question of the Week: 3/20-3/26/17

Recent blog posts – Thinking About Historic Graveyards by Sarah Kay Bierle and ECW Weekender: Congressional Cemetery by Ryan Quint – inspired this week’s inquiry: Do you have a favorite historical graveyard to visit?

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Modern Photography: Conclusion & “Parting Shots”

Our official blog series “Our Favorite (Modern) Civil War Photos” concludes this evening, but you’ll continue to see photo essays throughout the year on Emerging Civil War. We hope you’ve enjoyed these glimpses of battlefields and historic sites through our camera lenses.

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Modern Photography: Little Details At The Entrance

While I enjoy landscape photography, my favorite images to “shoot” are detail-oriented. As I sorted through my own image archives, I tried to figure out why my travel photo files of battlefields are intermixed with pictures of barn rafters, porch flags, stone steps, tiny flowers, historic medicine bottle labels, etc. I guess it’s because I like […]

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Modern Photography: A Few Favorite Photos

I’m fortunate that I get to take a lot of pictures. While I’m intense about my writing, I’m relaxed about my photography. I’m not fancy about. I also find it a wonderful excuse to challenge myself to see a battlefield in different ways, from different angles and different perspectives. I spend a lot of time […]

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