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Editors

Over the years, Emerging Civil War has grown from simply being a blog that gives a voice to up-and-coming historians; it has also grown into numerous book series, a speakers bureau, and a sister blog at Emerging Revolutionary War. The hover-over on the scroll-down list on the main page offers a complete listing of our editors […]

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“Aren’t You Dying?”

The re-enactment season begins on the West Coast with the advent of warm weather, and I’m bracing myself for this question. It doesn’t matter if I’m rolling bandages in my civilian “home” or standing in the vendor area signing books. Somebody comes and asks, “Aren’t you dying in that dress?” I’m always honest – sometimes it’s a […]

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Year in Review 2015: ECW in Print

Beyond the content we’ve offered here on the blog, Emerging Civil War had a great year in print.

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Catching Up on Your ECW Christmas

If you’ve been wrapped up in the hubbub of the holiday and are just now settling down to catch up on your ECW reading, here’s a quick recap of all our Christmas coverage, collected for you in one convenient spot:

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Happy Thanksgiving 2015

We asked a few of our authors to share what they were thankful for this year. Assuming everyone would say “family and friends,” we asked them what else they were thankful for. Here are a few of their answers:

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The Winchester Photograph: Portrait of A General’s Character

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle There were only two photos of General “Stonewall” Jackson taken during the war. One photograph was made during April 1863, shortly before his final battle at Chancellorsville and shows the general in profile, looking quiet and stern. The first wartime photograph was taken […]

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Maryland, My Maryland

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle Conclusion of a series While Maryland soldiers – like Henry K. Douglas – fought battles and worried about their families, Southern sympathizing civilians in Maryland were under fire for their actions. One twenty-seven-year old was threatened at gunpoint for her role to relieve […]

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Maryland, My Maryland

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle Part two in a series Growing up in Virginia and Maryland and attending both northern and southern schools, Henry K. Douglas could have fought for either side. He explained his pre-war thoughts in his memoirs: “All the land seemed full of uneasiness, but […]

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Maryland, My Maryland

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle Part one in a series Imagine having to sneak home – into enemy territory – to see your family. Imagine knowing your decision and wartime actions have made your loved ones hostages in their own house. Imagine being exiled from your home because […]

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