Tag Archives: from the archives

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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“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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