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Railroad iron is a magician’s rod, in its power to evoke the sleeping energies of land and water. Ralph Waldo Emerson During the American Civil War, railroad iron evoked and moved more than natural energies. Along the iron tracks rattled … Continue reading
Civil War historians and enthusiasts alike have always regarded the battle of Gettysburg and the Union victory there as a turning point of the war. Other campaigns and battles were happening at the same time, however. So what was the … Continue reading
For this year’s Sunday morning battlefield, Chris Mackowski will be leading us across the very ground where one of the biggest turning points in the Confederate war effort happened, Chancellorsville. In this week’s symposium spotlight, Chris previews his battlefield tour … Continue reading
Welcome back to another installment of our 2018 Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight. Our final speaker on Saturday, August 4, will be Christopher Kolakowski. He will bridge the divide between battlefield and political turning points of the war as he … Continue reading
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.
There is little question of Robert E. Lee’s impact on the Confederate war effort. As we welcome you back to yet another installment of the 2018 Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight, preview Doug Crenshaw’s talk The Rise of Lee: Richmond 1862. If … Continue reading
Welcome to back to our next installment of the ECW Symposium Spotlight. Our first speaker on Saturday morning at the 2018 Emerging Civil War Symposium is Gregory Mertz. Focusing on the events of the battle of Shiloh and its results … Continue reading
It’s been a full year with wonderful articles on Emerging Civil War Blog. Take a moment to review the officially coordinate series and some of the multi-post articles featured this year! Modern Civil War Photography My Favorite Historical Person A … Continue reading
Wishing all our readers and authors a special day of grateful celebration. We are thankful for you and your continued enthusiasm for history!
Emerging Civil War (ECW) has chosen historian Christopher Kolakowski to serve as the organization’s next chief historian. Kolakowski, who has been with ECW since May 2013, is the author of several books and, on the ECW blog, of a popular … Continue reading