Tag Archives: Derek Maxfield

Grant and Sherman, Maxfield and Ford, Standing by Each Other Always

by ECW Correspondent Joseph Giglio Polar opposites yet steadfast friends—Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman. Now, a new play gives a glimpse into the enduring friendship of two of the Union’s most famous figures. Now We Stand by Each … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “Rudely Stamp’d” Is Now Available

It’s been called “the friendship that saved the Union.” And ECW’s Derek Maxfield and partner Tracy Ford are exploring that relationship in a new way. Chris Mackowski and Dan Welch talk with Derek and Tracy about Grant and Sherman. Don’t … Continue reading

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The Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute: The Great Humanitarian Crisis of the War—Civil War Prisons

As a college professor, I don’t have to sit through many lectures (and I seldom, if ever, actually give any, preferring discussion-based lessons instead). So, it’s been a while since I’ve sat through a lecture and even longer since I’ve … Continue reading

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The American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute 2019

In another couple of hours, the Marriott’s main ballroom will fill with nearly 200 teachers from across the U.S. They’ve assembled here in Raleigh, North Carolina, to participate in the 2019 National Teacher Institute sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust. … Continue reading

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Memorializing Emory Upton

Upton Road runs straight as a railroad track away from Route 33 into the Genesee County countryside of western New York. The nearby town of Batavia—nestled roughly midway between Buffalo and Rochester—hails itself as “The Birthplace of Western New York” … Continue reading

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Engaging the Civil War Series Announcement

All of us at Emerging Civil War are proud to announce a new partnership with Southern Illinois University Press. This new partnership has created Engaging the Civil War, a new book series that will tie the rigors of academic history, … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Brian Matthew Jordan

Our enthusiastic congratulations to Brian Matthew Jordan. This week, the Pulitzer Prize committee announced its winners for 2016, and Brian was one of the finalists in the history category! Brian’s sweeping and empathetic Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil … Continue reading

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ECW panel at St. Bonaventure University looks back at the 150th and the war

Some of ECW’s historians traveled to western New York last weekend for a Civil War event at St. Bonaventure University. Descendants of the 154th New York Infantry gathered on campus for their 30th annual reunion. The day also marked the official … Continue reading

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ECW Welcomes Derek Maxfield

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome Derek Maxfield as the most recent addition to our stable of regular contributors. Derek is an assistant professor of history at Genesee Community College (GCC) in Batavia, New York. As part of his … Continue reading

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Review—Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman

Today we are pleased to welcome guest author Derek D. Maxfield with a review of Robert L. O’Connell’s Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman (New York: Random House, 2014). He is perhaps the most eccentric general of the Civil … Continue reading

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