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Soldier-Artists and the Battle Experience (Part II)

This is the second of two posts regarding soldier-artists and their depictions of the experience of battle. Part I may be found here. To appreciate the extent that images such as Adolph Metzner’s Cozy corner defied the conventions of mainstream art, it … Continue reading

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Soldier-Artists and the Battle Experience (Part I)

This is the first of two posts regarding soldier-artists and their depictions of the experience of battle. “Pshaw. It’s no use, they can’t picture a battle,” exclaimed the young son of Reverend A. M. Stewart of the 102nd Pennsylvania Volunteers, a … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Ben Lomond Historic Site

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author Paige Gibbons Backus A mile away from the Manassas National Battlefield, hidden amongst suburbia and shopping centers, stands Ben Lomond Historic Site, a pre-war Virginia plantation house managed by Prince William County’s Historic Preservation Division. … Continue reading

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Petersburg’s Second Presbyterian Church and the Christmas of 1864

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome guest author Mike Wright. The Christmas season of 1864 at Petersburg would never be forgotten by the soldiers who manned the trenches or the citizens of the town, including the members at Second … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 6/6-6/12/16

From Sarah Kay Bierle: If you could meet a civilian from the war era, who would it be? (Remember political leaders often fall into the civilian category too.)

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“These poor girls died stainlessly in the midst of youth and beauty”: The Washington Arsenal Explosion

We are pleased today to welcome back guest author Ryan Quint. In the midst of the 150th Anniversaries of the Overland Campaign, the road to Atlanta, and the opening shots of Petersburg, it is easy to overlook other events that … Continue reading

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Review: A Chain of Thunder by Jeff Shaara

I wanted to like Jeff Shaara’s latest Civil War novel, A Chain of Thunder: A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg. Really, I did. It seems like I say that every time I pick one up. After all, I very … Continue reading

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Chickamauga: Snodgrass Hill

“Snodgrass is arguably the most famous family name on the Chickamauga battlefield,” says historian Lee White.

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Beyond the 150th: “stories organic and germane to the place they’re visiting”

by Andrea DeKoter, Ph.D., part of an ongoing series Like some of the readers of Emerging Civil War, I had the opportunity to attend and participate in the recent “Future of Civil War History” conference organized by Gettysburg College’s Civil … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s News

In the Innis House along the Sunken Road at Fredericksburg, various layers of history show through on the interior walls. Paint covers newspaper, which covers painted wooden walls, still scarred with bullet holes from the battle. The layers accumulated over … Continue reading

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