Tag Archives: Edward Alexander

Alfred Waud’s Sketchy Spotsylvania (part three)

(part three in a series) I’ve come to believe Alfred Waud’s sketch “Advance on Spotsylvania,” dated May 9, is actually mis-dated. In the first two posts of this series, I’ve tried to lay out some of the breadcrumbs that led … Continue reading

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Now Available: Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War

The latest biography in the Emerging Civil War Series is now out: Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War by Brian Swartz. Brian is the author of the Maine at War blog, an ECW partner. This … Continue reading

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“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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