Tag Archives: Greg Mertz

Interview with Greg Mertz: postscript

Earlier this month, I had the privilege to interview my friend and mentor, historian Greg Mertz, on the occasion of his retirement from the National Park Service after a career of more than three and a half decades. Our wide-ranging … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast: Greg Mertz Looks Back – Shiloh, Gettysburg, Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania National Military Parks

Historian Greg Mertz talks Shiloh, Gettysburg, Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania, and more as he looks back, on the eve of his retirement, on more than three and a half decades with the National Park Service. Greg is the author of the ECWS book … Continue reading

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Free ECW Podcast: Johnston & Johnston in the Western Theater

Albert Sidney Johnston and Joseph E. Johnston were both sent to command the Confederacy’s western theatre. ECW historians Greg Mertz, Angela Riotto, and Kris White join host Chris Mackowski to talk about the very different circumstances the Johnstons faced. Listen … Continue reading

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Rock Star Egos and the Army of Tennessee’s Most Important Inferiority Complex

I’ve been listening this week to the audiobook version of Greg Mertz’s Attack at Daylight and Whip Them: The Battle of Shiloh (one of my jobs, as series editor, is to listen to and approve all the books before they’re … Continue reading

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How I Got Hooked on Shiloh: The Story Behind Attack at Daylight and Whip Them

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome Greg Mertz, author of the forthcoming ECWS title Attack at Daylight and Whip Them: The Battle of Shiloh and recipient of ECW’s 2018 Thomas Greely Stevenson Award for contributions to Emerging Civil War. … Continue reading

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ECW’s August 2018 Newsletter Now Available!

Have you received your August ECW newsletter yet? If not, you can check it out here. In this issue: 

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ECW Honors Greg Mertz with Stevenson Award

Emerging Civil War (ECW) has chosen historian Gregory A. Mertz as the recipient of this year’s Thomas Greeley Stevenson Award. ECW presents the Thomas Greeley Stevenson Award to a person or organization that has made a significant contribution to Emerging … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: The Death of Albert Sidney Johnston

By ECW Correspondent Shannon West Every spring, groups of Boy Scouts would wander the long, dirt-covered trails of Shiloh National Battlefield. Each step they took traced back to times of war where, in the spring of 1862, divisions marched with … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Attack at Daylight and Whip Them

The Emerging Civil War Series is finally breaking further into the Western Theater! Greg Mertz’s book, Attack at Daylight and Whip Them: The Battle of Shiloh, allows the ECWS to head out West for the first time since Lee White’s … Continue reading

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Day Five: Shiloh

Part twelve in a series The swhrrrr of cicadas rises and falls like the heartbeat of the battlefield. I stand on the edge of Shiloh’s peach orchard, gazing through the trees at nothing in particular in the far distance. There’s … Continue reading

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