Tag Archives: from the archives

Artillery: Last Stand at Sailor’s Creek

During the Appomattox Campaign, some Confederate heavy artillery battalions fought as infantry since they didn’t have their big guns. This article from the ECW Archives shares details of their last stand and final moments. Written by Lee White and first … Continue reading

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Artillery: “When A Shell Came Shrieking Over…”

From the ECW Archives, here is Chris Mackowski’s short article and featured primary source about the effects of artillery during the Chancellorsville Campaign. (It was originally published in 2016.) Effects of a Shell

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Artillery: Inventing Shrapnel

Ever wondered how the deadly artillery projectiles were developed? In this post from the Emerging Civil War Archives, Phill Greenwalt dives into history before the Civil War to explore shrapnel and its inventor. Henry Shrapnel – “The Modern Archimedes”

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Artillery: Off The Beaten Path At Gettysburg

We looked through the ECW archives for some more artillery articles and found this one by Kristopher White from 2015. If you’re planning a trip to Gettysburg soon or interested in the Gettysburg history, it’s the perfect one to read. … Continue reading

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Flag Day: Poetry From The Archives

It’s June 14! Flag Day. A day to remember when the Continental Congress adopted the design of the American Flag on June 14, 1777. Although Flag Day wasn’t widely recognized as a commemorative day until after the Civil War, the … Continue reading

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Artillery: Silent Cannons

We looked through the ECW archives for some artillery articles and found this photography collection shared by Sarah Kay Bierle in 2017. It seemed like the right post for a Sunday morning. Check out the photos of silent cannons on … Continue reading

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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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