Tag Archives: Chris Kolakowski

The Preservation “Miracle” at Stones River

It’s been a big week for the American Battlefield Trust. A few days ago, we told you about a major initiative they’re launching to preserve the core of the Gaines’s Mill and Cold Harbor battlefields. They also announced this week … Continue reading

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TONIGHT: The American Battlefield Trust’s Civil War Fantasy Draft

Join ECW tonight at 7:15 for a fun Facebook LIVE special event sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust: The Civil War Fantasy Draft! ECW historians Dan Davis, Chris Kolakowski, Chris Mackowski, Dave Powell, and Kris White will be participating, along with … Continue reading

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Bud Robertson: In Memoriam (part two)

On Thursday, Brian Matthew Jordan offered a few thoughts on the legacy of legendary historian  James I. “Bud” Robertson, Jr., who died last weekend at the age of 89. Today, we hear from three more of our ECW historians—Bert Dunkerly, Chris … Continue reading

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Mapping the Tullahoma Campaign

As the presentations from this year’s Emerging Civil War Symposium air on C-Span3 I will publish the map I made to accompany each talk. Because our theme this year was “Forgotten Battles” I knew that some of the topics might … Continue reading

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The first of our segments from the Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge airs this weekend on C-SPAN 3. Our theme was Forgotten Battles, and this week’s forgotten battle comes from central Tennessee. The Tullahoma Campaign, presented … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “General Douglas MacArthur: Ties To The Civil War” Is Now Available

General Douglas MacArthur referred to himself as the “reunification of Blue & Gray personified.” This week, Emerging Civil War’s Polish brothers, Chris Mackowski and Chris Kolakowski, talk about MacArthur’s many Civil War connections and influences. UPDATE: For a summer surprise, … Continue reading

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Rock Star Egos and the Army of Tennessee’s Most Important Inferiority Complex

I’ve been listening this week to the audiobook version of Greg Mertz’s Attack at Daylight and Whip Them: The Battle of Shiloh (one of my jobs, as series editor, is to listen to and approve all the books before they’re … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “Forgotten? The Tullahoma Campaign” Is Now Available

It’s the last ECW Podcast of 2018 and a conversation you won’t want to miss! (Don’t worry we’ve got more episodes in the works for 2019!) While everyone remembers Gettysburg and Vicksburg, a lot of people forget Tullahoma, which took … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN: Chris Kolakowski

Look for more great coverage on C-SPAN 3 this weekend from last August’s Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. This Saturday, at 6:00 p.m., EDT, you can see the debut of Chris Kolakowski’s talk, “Grant Takes Command.” … Continue reading

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ECW Honors D.P. Newton with Public History Service Award

Emerging Civil War has chosen D.P. Newton of the White Oak Civil War Museum in Stafford County, Virginia, as the recipient of its 2018 Award for Service in Civil War Public History. Emerging Civil War’s Award for Service in Civil … Continue reading

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