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2018 Year in Review: #9

Edward Alexander’s post about the supposed “death wish” of A. P. Hill kicked off our Year in Review at #10. He follows that up with our ninth-most-read post from 2018: #9 ECW Weekender: Spot Where A.P. Hill Was Killed by … Continue reading

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2018 Year in Review: #10

We’re kicking off our list of the most-read posts from 2019. Coming in at #10: A.P. Hill’s Death Wish?: The Problem with Using Quotes by Edward Alexander (June 13, 2018). “Some have speculated that the reckless nature of A. P. Hill’s … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN: Grant Crosses the James (Again!)

Edward Alexander’s talk about Ulysses S. Grant crossing the James River as a turning point of the war—part of our line-up from last summer’s Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge—will air again on C-SPAN 3 later this … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN: Edward Alexander

When Ulysses S. Grant directed the Federal army to jump the James River and try to cut off the Confederate supply line from Petersburg, the Civil War shifted into new territory. Edward Alexander explored that turning point of the war … Continue reading

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Rhea’s On to Petersburg Chosen for ECW Book Award

Emerging Civil War (ECW) has selected On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee, June 4-15, 1864 by Gordon Rhea as the recipient of its book award for this year. “On to Petersburg represents the worthy culmination of twenty years of outstandingly … Continue reading

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The ECW Symposium is Almost Sold Out!

Reporting by ECW Correspondent Katie Tercek There are but a handful of tickets left for the Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge (and that’s not just marketing hype, either—we’re nearing capacity!). “This years theme is turning points … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Grant Crosses the James

reporting by ECW Correspondent Shannon Nichols Edward Alexander has made a career focusing on the end of the Petersburg Campaign. He’s a former historian with Pamplin Historical Park, which preserves the spot where Federals finally broke through the Confederate line … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Edward Alexander

One of our afternoon speakers for the Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium is Edward Alexander. Our Symposium Spotlight introduces us to this presenter as well as his topic, Grant Crosses the James.

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Time to Talk (Civil War) Books: A Conversation with Marc Ramsey—part four

Part four of five In yesterday’s segment of my interview with bookseller Marc Ramsey of Owens & Ramsey Booksellers, he mentioned a recent book panel he served on where he doled out his best-book recommendations for 2016. But now, he said, … Continue reading

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A Look Back at Petersburg’s Breakthrough

April 2 marked the anniversary of the Union breakthrough at Petersburg, paving the way for the collapse of the entire Confederate line and the retreat to Appomattox. As it happens, we have one of the foremost authorities on the Breakthrough … Continue reading

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