Tag Archives: Chris Mackowski

Finding Sheldon Appleby

I know Sheldon and Mary Appleby only through their handwriting and by their daughter, Nell—my great-great-grandmother, “Grandma Nellie,” whom I know, in turn, only by name. The handwriting I know Sheldon by isn’t even his own—not really, anyway. Rather, it’s a … Continue reading

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Announcing the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

All of us at Emerging Civil War are proud to announce the speaker lineup for our Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge (August 4-6, 2017). This year’s theme is “Great Defenses of the Civil War.” Speaker Line-Up: … Continue reading

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Symposium Reminder

We are just one week out from the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Below are a few helpful reminders as you make your way to the symposium: The address of Stevenson Ridge is-6901 Meeting Street, Spotsylvania, … 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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Don’t Give an Inch is “one big adrenaline rush”

Emerging Civil War’s latest book about Gettysburg tells the story of a battle hailed as “one, big adrenaline rush” by one of the book’s co-authors. Don’t Give An Inch: The Second Day At Gettysburg, July 2, 1863—from Little Round Top … Continue reading

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Symposium Room Rates

If you have not made your reservations at the Hampton Inn-Fredericksburg South, there is only one week left to receive the Emerging Civil War rate for your rooms. Book now! Hampton Inn-Fredericksburg South:  Located approximately 10 minutes away from Stevenson’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Seizing Destiny: The Army of the Potomac’s ‘Valley Forge’ and the Civil War Winter that Saved the Union”.

After the Federal disaster at Fredericksburg in December, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln moaned, “If there is a place worse than hell, I am in it.” The Union war effort, at least in the east, had been met repeatedly with setbacks, … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Chris Mackowski and the Fight for the “Bloody Angle”

Dr. Chris Mackowski is one of the founders of Emerging Civil War, as well as a very popular speaker on the Civil War roundtable circuit. Chris is a professor of journalism and mass communications at St. Bonaventure University. Currently he serves as … Continue reading

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Authors Signings at the Emerging Civil War Symposium

We are happy to welcome the following authors to the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Authors will be available Friday and Saturday for book signings, sales, and conversations. Edward Alexander: Dawn of Victory: The Breakthrough at … Continue reading

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May-June Presentations

May: 5th: Chris Kolakowski, “Lessons from the BISMARCK Chase 75 Years Later,” Dahlgren, VA 11th: Chris Kolakowski, “Clash of Titans: The Battle of Jutland,” Douglas MacArthur Memorial/Norfolk Historical Society, Norfolk VA 11th: Daniel T. Davis, “The Rock Hurler: George Crook and the … Continue reading

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