Tag Archives: Atlanta

“Dead Yankees at Andersonville”

In his recent book, Damn Yankees! Demonization & Defiance in the Confederate South (LSU, 2015), George Rable writes that many Southerners held such an intense hatred of Yankees that the only thing they could think of doing “was to kill … Continue reading

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An Olfactory Follow-Up

On Thursday, I stirred up a big stink in Atlanta from July 1864. That wasn’t the only one: COMPLAINTS.–Some of the inmates of the Gate City Hospital complain that an old building near the hospital is filled with hides, which omit an intolerable … Continue reading

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Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

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You Could Feel Atlanta in Your Olfactory

“You can feel it in your olfactory,” as Loudoun Wainwright famously phrased it. …which is the subject of this editorial in the Atlanta Intelligencer of July 2, 1864. Under title of “The City,” the paper’s editors commented on a big rainstorm that suddenly … Continue reading

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Reports of Hood’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated…

[Note: Last week, Steve offered new insights about the location of Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood’s amputated leg. Today, he follows up with more about Hood’s operation and the erroneous report that he died during surgery.] After the battle of … Continue reading

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Kennesaw from Top to Bottom

Hoping for warmer weather and a pleasant spring, here’s a throwback visit to Kennesaw Mountain in Georgia, with a view of the bottom and a view from the top.

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Coming Soon: A Long and Bloody Task & All The Fighting They Want

>The Emerging Civil War Series is delighted to welcome the foremost authority on all things related to the battles for Atlanta, acclaimed Georgia historian Stephen Davis.   Steve will cover the action in Georgia in two volumes: A Long and Bloody Task: … Continue reading

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The ECW Symposium Welcomes Steve Davis

All of us at Emerging Civil War are excited to announce that we have filled our symposium line up. Our newest ECW author, Steve Davis, will be speaking at our Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Steve’s … Continue reading

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Mary Anne Bickerdyke or Martha Stewart?

The book I am reading is Civil War Medicine: Care & Comfort of the Wounded, by Robert E. Denney. Denny is a pretty interesting read, interspersing letters and official correspondence with a running commentary of the war. He is also … Continue reading

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Day One: James McPherson

Part two in a series James McPherson still finds himself surrounded by Southerners. The difference now, though, is that the shady neighborhood of small, tight houses seems far more hospitable than the Confederate skirmishers that surrounded him on July 22, … Continue reading

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