Tag Archives: Colonel Elmer Ellsworth

Congratulations to Meg Groeling!

Editor’s note: Emerging Civil War refrains from reviewing books written by “one of our own,” but we definitely take pride in announcing their publication. So our Book Review Editor, Stephen Davis, has prepared this announcement of Meg Groeling’s new First … Continue reading

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Havelocks: The Face Masks of 1861

Ah! Havelocks! A hallmark of the American Civil War in 1861 and then tossed aside, rarely to be seen again—until the 125th re-enactment of the First Battle of Bull Run. After that, rarely. In case you are wondering, a havelock … Continue reading

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Oh Boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy!

It took me by surprise, but my tears were joyful. With so many museums, etc. closed because of Covid-19, work on finding source information for the images in First Fallen: The Life of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, the North’s First Civil War … Continue reading

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Ellsworth in Mufti

I have spent the last few weeks choosing images for First Fallen: The Life of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, the North’s First Civil War Hero. It is a big job, considering I have many–as in A LOT!–of images. Most of them involve … Continue reading

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An Unusual Valentine: Elmer E. Ellsworth, Esquire

Every biography or biographical article about not-yet-colonel Elmer Ellsworth says the same thing: It is not known if Ellsworth passed, or even took, the Illinois State Bar Examination. I know this is not a bombshell issue for most people, but … Continue reading

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