Tag Archives: Chris Mackowski

Now Available: The Summer of ’63: Gettysburg

When we published the first book in the Emerging Civil War Series, Simply Murder: The Battle of Fredericksburg, back in December 2012, I remember a reviewer saying how glad he was that we started the series with something other than … Continue reading

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Free ECW Podcast: The Civil War Summer of ’63

Celebrate ECW’s 10th Anniversary with a pair of books about the Civil War Summer of ’63. Chris Mackowski and Dan Welch go behind the scenes on the project in the new episode of the Emerging Civil War Podcast. Listen here … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN 3: Grant’s Last Battle

The spring ECW virtual symposium concludes on C-SPAN 3 tonight with a final program and then a full rebroadcast of the entire line-up. Check out Chris Mackowski’s talk, “Grant’s Last Battle,” one of his most popular, at 8:00 p.m. EDT … Continue reading

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Free ECW Podcast: The Overland Campaign

Chris Mackowski and Nathan Provost have a wide-ranging conversation about the Overland Campaign, which was in full swing 157 years ago this month. Listen for free via Patreon!

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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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