Tag Archives: Kevin Pawlak

Lost Order Found

I’ve been putting the final touches on the upcoming ECW What If book, getting ready to ship it off to the printer later this week. Of course, one of the most famous “What Ifs” of the war relates to Robert … Continue reading

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John Brown Sneak Peak

Want a sneak peek at an upcoming title in the Emerging Civil War Series….?

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What If?—Coming Soon!

Who among us has not, in the course of his or her Civil War adventures, wondered, “What if…?” It’s a favorite angle of conversation among armchair generals: grab a beer, light up a cigar, and refight the war! I’ve spent … Continue reading

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What We’ve Learned: A Podcast Conversation

In a chat recorded in December 2020, Chris Mackowski, Cecily Nelson Zander, Kevin Pawlak, and Sarah Kay Bierle discussed reflections on the last ten year in personal exploration of history and changes in the history field. From the beginning of … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN 3: Paige Gibbons Backus

ECW returns to C-SPAN 3’s “American History TV” this weekend. The Paige Gibbons Backus’s talk from our 2020 virtual symposium, “A Fight for Life or Death: The Carnage Found in the Medical Field During the Civil War,” debuts on Saturday … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN: Kevin Pawlak and the 1862 Loudon Valley Campaign

C-SPAN 3’s coverage of the 2020 ECW Virtual Symposium continues this weekend. Kevin Pawlak’s talk on the Loudon Valley Campaign of 1862 debuts on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. ET, with a rebroadcast Sunday at 4:00 a.m. The full video will … Continue reading

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Antietam at ECW’s YouTube Page

Emerging Civil War has a fantastic collection of Antietam-related content on our YouTube page, including two new Antietam-related videos added this week. First, there’s a four-way conversation between historians Kevin Pawlak, Dan Vermilya, Kris White, and Chris Mackowski that gets … Continue reading

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Virtual Symposium 2020: The Wake of Antietam

Today, we’re pleased to share Kevin Pawlak’s talk from the 2020 ECW Virtual Symposium. Kevin’s talk was titled “In the Wake of Antietam: The Loudon Valley Campaign of 1862.” “I enjoy studying the Loudoun Valley Campaign for two main reasons,” … Continue reading

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Fences

I recently re-read Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War, the alternate history by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen, and I wanted to share a couple lines from the first page that really struck me: “As [Lee] approached the … Continue reading

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Happy Antietam Anniversary to Kevin Pawlak

On August 30, our very own Kevin Pawlak celebrated his 8-year anniversary as a Licensed Battlefield Guide (LBG) at Antietam National Battlefield. With the anniversary of the battle coming up later this month, we decided to talk with Kevin a … Continue reading

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