Tag Archives: Edward Alexander

“Flat” Wilderness?

I’m always grateful for an opportunity to see a battlefield I know well with new eyes. Adam H. Petty’s book The Battle of the Wilderness in Myth and Memory: Reconsidering Virginia’s Most Notorious Civil War Battlefield (LSU Press, 2019), which … Continue reading

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The Emerging Civil War 10th Anniversary Series: The Summer of ’63: Vicksburg and Tullahoma

The second hardcover in our Emerging Civil War 10th Anniversary Series, published by Savas Beatie, is schedule for release in mid-July, just in time for our Seventh Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge: The Summer of ’63: Vicksburg … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Edward Alexander

In this week’s Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight we welcome ECW member and master Civil War cartographer, Edward Alexander. Continue reading to learn more about Edward Alexander.

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Podcast Additional Resources: “Making Civil War Maps”

Last week we released the podcast episode with Edward Alexander, Dan Welch, and Chris Mackowski talking about Civil War cartography in the 1860’s and the modern era. Edward has recently launched his own business, creating historical maps. He shares about … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “Making Civil War Maps” Is Now Available

Ever wonder how maps are researched and created for history books? Chris Mackowski and Edward Alexander discuss this topic in the newest episode of the Emerging Civil War Podcast. Edward has been studying cartography and recently launched his own small … Continue reading

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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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