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Symposium Spotlight: 2023 Battlefield Tour on Sunday!

It’s a tradition at the Emerging Civil War Symposiums to go on a battlefield tour on Sunday morning! This year we’ll be heading to the First Day at Chancellorsville Battlefield where Daniel T. Davis and Sarah Kay Bierle will team to co-lead a tour of this extensive property preserved by the American Battlefield Trust. Dan […]

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Symposium Spotlight: Low Ticket Warning!

Is everyone excited about our slate of speakers for 2023? Timothy B. Smith, James Hessler, Cecily Nelson Zander, Chris Kolakowski, Zachery Fry, Neil Chatelain, Sarah Kay Bierle, and Jon Tracey all evaluating the pivotal year of 1863. Whew! We can’t wait to see that lineup. And we know that you all are as excited as […]

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What’s Your Favorite Civil War T-Shirt?

Searching through the ECW archives the other day, I came across a February 2020 post by Sarah Kay Bierle that showed off a few of her favorite pieces of Civil War apparel—most notably several pretty funny Civil War-theme t-shirts. (For a good chuckle, check it out.) That reminded me of a recent shirt I picked […]

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Commemorating the 160th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Today marks the 160th anniversary of Lincoln signing the final Emancipation Proclamation, which went into effect on January 1, 1863. The proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within areas of rebellion “are, and henceforward shall be free.” “I never in my life, felt more certain that I was doing right than I do […]

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Year in Review 2022: Symposium

At the 2022 Emerging Civil War Symposium, we took the plunge and headed into a different theme for the event “What If?” Taking the opportunity to explore known history and then consider alternate (though still realistic) possibilities helped the real history come to life in fresh perspectives. Garry Adelman gave the keynote presentation, taking a […]

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Reflections: 2022 Wreaths Across America—Winchester National Cemetery

Winchester National Cemetery holds just over 5,500 interments, of which around 4,400 are United States soldiers that served during the Civil War. These include soldiers who perished in combat, died of their wounds, or passed due to disease within the Lower Shenandoah Valley, recovered postwar from a 40-mile radius, including Kernstown, Cedar Creek, Harpers Ferry, […]

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The Aftermath of Fredericksburg

In the aftermath of the battle of Fredericksburg, recriminations flew and fingers pointed as people tried to assign and avoid blame for the debacle. The aftermath of fighting also saw one of the war’s most famous acts of compassion—160 years ago today. From the ECW YouTube page:   For more from Fredericksburg this year, read […]

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Ch-ch-changes at emergingcivilwar.com

Get ready for a snazzy new look to the Emerging Civil War website! This week, we’ll be launching a complete redesign of our site intended to make your user experience easier. We also want to make it easier for readers to tap into our eleven-plus years of fantastic archival material. This project has been a […]

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Happy Holidays from 1862—Drink Up! #1

To complement Sarah Kay Bierle’s outstanding work concerning holiday food, I thought I would chime in this year with a few posts about drinking–for the holidays, of course. America was founded as a nation of drunkards–er–drinkers. After all, water wasn’t pure, science was no help (yet), and milk had to be kept cold to stay […]

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