Tag Archives: Derek Maxfield

The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Man of Fire

Man of Fire: William Tecumseh Sherman in the Civil War is expected out in Spring 2022. Finding Sherman in a Ford  I, of course, never met William Tecumseh Sherman – and yet I know him. This feeling is borne of … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Hellmira

Making of Hellmira not so Hellish Having grown up just thirty miles from Elmira, it is easy for me to sympathize with John R. King—a Confederate prisoner of war who was incarcerated at the POW camp along the banks of … Continue reading

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William Sherman Sneak Peek

Want a sneak peek at another upcoming title in the Emerging Civil War Series….?

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Grant on the Eve of Victory

ECW’s own Derek Maxfield has a new project underway as part of his history-based theater company, Rudely Stamp’d: Grant on the Eve of Victory. Set in late March 1865, this one-act play features a conversation between Lt. General U.S. Grant … Continue reading

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Virtual Symposium 2020: The Union’s Most Infamous Civil War Prison Camp

Today, we’re pleased to share Derek Maxfield’s talk from the 2020 ECW Virtual Symposium. Derek spoke about his new book from the Emerging Civil War Series, Hellmira: The Union’s Most Infamous Civil War Prison Camp—Elmira, NY. “I have enjoyed researching … Continue reading

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FREE ECW Podcast – Elmira

Good morning! We’ve got a historical surprise for you today. It’s a new FREE Podcast. The topic is a one that should not be forgotten, and it is expertly explored, bringing lots of facts and perspective to Civil War prison … Continue reading

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A Box of Hellmira

It’s always exciting to have a box of new ECW books show up on my doorstep. The latest package, arrived this week, was filled with Derek Maxfield’s new entry in the ECW Series, Hellmira: The Union’s Most Infamous Civil War … Continue reading

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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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