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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: The Aftermath of Battle

The Aftermath of The Aftermath of Battle I was not the original choice to write The Aftermath of Battle, but I am so pleased that I was the final choice. I am not sure of the exact events that led to my … Continue reading

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Aftermath of Battle at Gettysburg’s Spangler’s Spring

While battles themselves are glorified and the focus of most historical coverage, every battle has an aftermath. This aftermath is a horrifying sight, and something that veterans were deeply affected by every time they experienced it. This post explores the … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of the 130th Pennsylvania at Antietam

Mustered in mid-August 1862, the untested recruits of the 130th Pennsylvania Infantry barely had time to learn how to be soldiers before they were thrown into the chaotic battle of Antietam on September 17. There, they were heavily engaged in … Continue reading

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On the Battlefield, Among the Dead and Dying, We Get to Know Each Other Better

Following the May 14, 1863, battle of Jackson, Mississippi, Private Osborn H. Oldroyd of the 20th Ohio had the chance to walk across the battlefield. His unit, part of Maj. Gen. John Logan’s division, did not get into the day’s … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Newly Discovered Map Shows Antietam Burials in Detail

Historians with the Adams County Historical Society in Gettysburg, PA, have made an exciting discovery that will help reshape our understanding of the aftermath of battle at Antietam while also shedding some new light on our understanding of the aftermath … Continue reading

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Additional Podcast Resources: “Aftermath of Battle”

Did you have a chance to hear Meg Groeling’s podcast about what happened when the battles ended? She has accomplished insightful research on the ordeals for the wounded and the burials of fallen soldiers. This podcast is available to all ECW … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “Aftermath of Battle” Is Now Available

Meg Groeling makes her debut on the Emerging Civil War podcast, starting with her research that formed the base for her first book. “After the battle, what did they do with all the bodies?”—a common question from battlefield visitors, and … Continue reading

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What Historians Really Do–Part 1

Elmer Ellsworth. This is the man who has been the focus of my intellectual life for over ten years, although there were times earlier that he was certainly in my sights. Who knows exactly why one person, one battle, one … Continue reading

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Savas Beatie Interviews Meg Groeling

ECW’s own Meg Groeling recently sat down with the folks at Savas Beatie to talk about her Emerging Civil War Series title The Aftermath of Battle: The Burial of the Civil War Dead. While most of the books in the series focus … Continue reading

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The Long-Awaited “Aftermath of Battle” is Now Available

ECW contributor Meg Thompson Groeling released her first full-length book, The Aftermath Battle: The Burial of the Civil War Dead, on Oct. 19—serving up a perspective as unconventional as her purple hair. Groeling, 65, who is currently pursuing a degree … Continue reading

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