Tag Archives: George Washington

Two Distinct Legends: George Washington and Robert E. Lee

Understanding who did, or did not, influence General Robert E. Lee allows historians tobetter comprehend his military and command decisions. The problem is misperceptions can get passed down through the generations. Many Lee advocates and critics would agree with Michael … Continue reading

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BookChat with Lucas Morel, author of Lincoln and the American Founding

I was pleased to spend some time with a recently released book by historian Lucas E. Morel, author of Lincoln and the American Founding, part of the Concise Lincoln Library from Southern Illinois University Press (find out more about it … Continue reading

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Happy Presidents Day 2020 from Emerging Civil War

Traditionally celebrated with acknowledgements to Washington and Lincoln, we’ve prepared a photo and an account from the Civil War to mark the holiday…

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Before They Were Americans: ERW’s Upcoming Event

From our friends at Emerging Revolutionary War. For more information about our sister site, click here. Mark your calendars for September 28, 2019!  Emerging Revolutionary War is excited to announce that we are partnering with Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and The … Continue reading

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Presidents’ Day – A Few Quotes

As the holiday weekend draws to a close, we offer quotes from the first president and the sixteenth president. One helped found the nation, the other fought to reunite a divided country – both key presidential moments in U.S. History.

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On Anniversaries and the Timeline of History

The Battle of Gettysburg took place 155 years ago last month. Seems a long time ago, doesn’t it? Seems even further back to the founding of the United States in the 1780s, right? “Dates are the pegs on which we … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Historic Kenmore and Ferry Farm

The City of Fredericksburg, Virginia, has a significant history in America relating back through Colonial times, the Revolutionary War, and the Civil War. Many Colonial patriots  visited or lived in the area, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James … Continue reading

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The Trust’s Teacher Institute: Rethinking George Washington with Phill Greenwalt

When he takes to the front of the room for his talk at the American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute, Phill Greenwalt introduces himself as the co-founder of Emerging Revolutionary War and as the acting chief of interpretation at Morristown National … Continue reading

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The Trust’s Teacher Institute: The American Way of War

As a precursor for the rest of the conference, where we’ll be spending so much time talking about two different wars, Kris White kicked off the American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute with an overview of “The American Way of War.” … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 2/19-2/25/18

What’s your favorite historic site to visit related to Lincoln? Washington? Happy President’s Day from all the authors and editors at Emerging Civil War!

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