Tag Archives: Chris Mackowski

Video Tour of Jackson’s Flank March

Today’s the anniversary of Stonewall Jackson’s fateful flank march at the 1863 battle of Chancellorsville. In 2020, ECW’s Chris Mackowski did a video tour along the flank march route. You can take a watch from the ECW YouTube page:

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Learning Civil War History: The Pandemic Perspective

On January 18, 2021, I began teaching a Civil War history class at Penn State, where most instruction is currently taking place via the (now) ubiquitous Zoom platform. I have been fortunate to teach the department’s Civil War survey in … Continue reading

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What If?—Coming Soon!

Who among us has not, in the course of his or her Civil War adventures, wondered, “What if…?” It’s a favorite angle of conversation among armchair generals: grab a beer, light up a cigar, and refight the war! I’ve spent … Continue reading

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ECW’s January Bookshelf

Do you need some ideas about what books to read next from your collection? Look no further than the current list of what ECW’s members are reading this month! Let us know what books you are currently reading in the … Continue reading

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Free ECW Podcast: Johnston & Johnston in the Western Theater

Albert Sidney Johnston and Joseph E. Johnston were both sent to command the Confederacy’s western theatre. ECW historians Greg Mertz, Angela Riotto, and Kris White join host Chris Mackowski to talk about the very different circumstances the Johnstons faced. Listen … Continue reading

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If Grant Goes East, I Will Follow…

On November 12, I boarded a plane at 5:30 PM, heading from Kansas City, Missouri to Richmond, Virginia. I did not arrive until 1 AM the following morning. Grant once told Meade, “Wherever Lee goes, you will follow.”[1] Therefore, I … Continue reading

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What We’ve Learned: A Podcast Conversation

In a chat recorded in December 2020, Chris Mackowski, Cecily Nelson Zander, Kevin Pawlak, and Sarah Kay Bierle discussed reflections on the last ten year in personal exploration of history and changes in the history field. From the beginning of … Continue reading

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Year in Review 2020: #3

And then there were three! We’re down to the final three entries on our Top Ten list of most-read ECW posts for 2020. Our third-most-read post of the year ties back to a post that appeared earlier on our Top … Continue reading

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Year in Review 2020: #4

We are rolling onward with ECW’s list of the Top Ten Most-Read Posts of 2020. We’ve made it all the way up to #4. Emerging Civil War is fortunate to enjoy a special relationship with the American Battlefield Trust. We … Continue reading

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Year in Review 2020: #5

The ECW Top Ten list of Most-Read blog posts from 2020 has now reached the Top Five! And, yes, we’re back to monuments. Monuments don’t just commemorate history, they tell stories. Statues also say something about the people who put … Continue reading

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