Tag Archives: Greg Mertz

ECW’s August 2019 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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Thoughts on Appomattox (part four)

The doors of Wilmer McLean’s house stand wide open–front and back–and a bevy of Parks Service volunteers stand ready to funnel the throng through. A Park Service ranger stands in the hallway to ensure no one enacts any mischief in the … Continue reading

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The Rappahannock

by Jason Klaiber, ECW Correspondent One hundred and fifty two years ago today, the Union army made a harrowing crossing over the Rappahannock River as it prepared to do battle in Fredericksburg. Now, a new documentary, Rappahannock, takes a fresh … Continue reading

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