Tag Archives: Kris White

Visiting “Uncle John”

I first got to know John Sedgwick during the Chancellorsville campaign. Back in the early 2000-teens, Kris White and I were working on Chancellorsville’s Forgotten Front: The Battles of Second Fredericksburg and Salem Church. Sedgwick, as commander of the Federal … Continue reading

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Civil War Trust’s Teacher Institute to Turn Memphis into One Big Classroom Over Summer Break

by ECW Correspondent Emily Losito After a busy year of classrooms filled to the brim, day-long meetings, and time-consuming testing, the Civil War Trust thinks history teachers deserve a break—with a little education, of course. That’s why, when the Trust … Continue reading

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Writing the Wilderness and Reflecting

It’s 46° in Spotsylvania County, but the morning clouds have marched away and the blue-sky sun makes it feel more like sixty. To the west, another line of gray clouds hangs over the Blue Ridge Mountains like a haze of … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN: Longstreet in the Wilderness

The next installment from the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge airs this weekend on C-SPAN 3. The Battle of the Wilderness and Longstreet’s Counterattack, presented by Kris White, will air Saturday night at 6:00 p.m., Eastern. … Continue reading

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ECW5: Kris White

I’m very proud of what the ECW family has accomplished in five short years: multiple books series, an annual symposium, and our speakers bureau, just to name a few. But for all that we have done, my favorite memory comes … Continue reading

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What Historians Really Do–Part 1

Elmer Ellsworth. This is the man who has been the focus of my intellectual life for over ten years, although there were times earlier that he was certainly in my sights. Who knows exactly why one person, one battle, one … Continue reading

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A Fine Fossil

Among Civil Warriors, I’m old-fashioned. I wear bow ties to speaking events, and sign my books with a fountain pen. But dog my cats if I have found a finer characterization of who I would like to be—don’t tell my … Continue reading

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Sutlers of Note

Here at ECW we often discuss different ways to present information. We also discuss what kind of information to present. It is true that most of our writers are men, and most of them dole out great pieces about “mud … Continue reading

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In Memory of Harry Pfanz

The Civil War community lost a giant late last month. Harry Pfanz, former chief historian for Gettysburg National Military Park, passed away on January 27 after a long illness. He was 93. (Read his obituary in The Gettysburg Times.) Few … Continue reading

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Happy Third Birthday to ECW!

While we have spent most of our attention the past few days on the Emerging Civil War at Stevenson Ridge, this past weekend offered other good news for us here at ECW: It marked Emerging Civil War’s third birthday. It was three years … Continue reading

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