Tag Archives: from the archives

From ECW’s Archives: Frederick Douglass

In 2017, Emerging Civil War hosted a special series focusing on “My Favorite Historical Person” and inviting historians to share about their heroes from the past. Steward Henderson shared how Frederick Douglass has been inspiration to him and we thought … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Frederick Douglass’s Grave & Rochester, NY

Looking for some historic sites to visit to remember the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass?

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From ECW’s Archives: Port Royal Experiment

In 2015, Ashley Webb wrote a four part series for Emerging Civil War, discussing the Port Royal Experiment as a prelude to the Reconstruction. We thought it was a series to revisit during 2018 Black History Month.

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From ECW’s Archives – Black Confederates: Laborers or Soldiers?

In 2016, Emerging Civil War author Steward T. Henderson wrote a five part series, sharing his research about Black Confederates. Were they soldiers or laborers? We thought it was a discussion to revisit during 2018 Black History Month.

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“On Christmas Day” – An ECW Tradition

Merry Christmas! It’s a tradition at Emerging Civil War to read Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day” and Meg Groeling’s memorable article, sharing the Civil War history surrounding this holiday classic. As you enjoy your … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Shiloh

We were rummaging around in the ECW archives and found this excellent photography essay by Lee White.

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Lincoln’s Message To The Army

What did President Lincoln have to say to his soldiers after the Battle of Fredericksburg? We dug into the ECW archives and found Chris Mackowski’s post from 2013 to answer the question. Here’s the original article, recounting Lincoln’s Dec. 22, … Continue reading

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