Tag Archives: Emerging Civil War

Book Review: Confederates and Comancheros, Skullduggery and Double-Dealing in the Texas-New Mexico Borderlands

  “Skullduggery,” the word graces the cover and the third paragraph of the introduction to this detailed study that highlights a very niche component of the American Civil War and the frontier establishment of the American southwest. Authors and historians … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Passing Through the Fire

Writing Joshua Chamberlain’s Bio Involved a Reporter’s Approach  When Chris Mackowski invited me in February 2019 to write a Joshua L. Chamberlain biography for Emerging Civil War Series, I had already worked 33 years as a newspaper reporter and editor, … Continue reading

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Book Review: John P. Slough, the Forgotten Civil War General

  Richard L. Miller John P. Slough, The Forgotten Civil War General University of New Mexico Press $34.95 Quick, without researching the answer on the internet, name the general in charge of Union forces at the Battle of Glorietta Pass … Continue reading

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William Gaston Lewis

Another installment of the “Tales From the Tombstone” series. Been a hiatus, I know. Recently though, my career afforded me the opportunity to travel a bit, moving from one national park site to another. I was able to chart a … Continue reading

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Happy 10th Birthday, ECW!

On August 18, 2011, at 8:12 p.m., we published the first blog post to launch Emerging Civil War. The idea for our blog came from an evening of brainstorming by Chris Mackowski, Jake Struhelka, and Kris White as they sat … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas

  Located 67 miles off the coast of Key West, Florida and comprised of 16 million bricks sits the still unfinished Third System Fort Jefferson. Construction began in 1846 and the installation was named after the third president of the … Continue reading

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Learning Civil War History: The Pandemic Perspective

On January 18, 2021, I began teaching a Civil War history class at Penn State, where most instruction is currently taking place via the (now) ubiquitous Zoom platform. I have been fortunate to teach the department’s Civil War survey in … Continue reading

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Space, “Western Theater” not the Final Frontier

(Editor’s Note: The ECW YouTube page will feature videos from Phill’s trip over the next few weeks, kicked off by this discussion, which is also available as an ECW Podcast.) Recently, I had the opportunity to visit a few battlefields … 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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“Ms. Yulee…asked me if I could conceal a very valuable trunk…”

On the night of April 14, 1865 in Greensboro, North Carolina, Confederate Captain Micajah H. Clark with assistance packed into ambulances and wagons Confederate Government archives, baggage of Confederate officials, and $35,000 in currency. Their goal was to secrete these … Continue reading

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