Tag Archives: Liam McGurl

The Long-Awaited “Aftermath of Battle” is Now Available

ECW contributor Meg Thompson Groeling released her first full-length book, The Aftermath Battle: The Burial of the Civil War Dead, on Oct. 19—serving up a perspective as unconventional as her purple hair. Groeling, 65, who is currently pursuing a degree … Continue reading

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Millard Fillmore’s Position on Slavery Still Causing Controversy in His Hometown

The Fugitive Slave Act is still causing a stir 165 years after it was passed—at least in Buffalo, NY. It is likely that anyone who has been to the city has noticed a commonality among its shops, hospitals, and landmarks: … Continue reading

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Symposium Preview: Meg Thompson and “The Legacy of Caring”

Emerging Civil War will hold its second symposium August 7-9 at Stevenson Ridge.  In honor of the event, six guest speakers are scheduled to address topics relating to this year’s theme, “Civil War Legacies.” One person bringing her spunky personality … Continue reading

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Meet Ben Brockenbrough, Central Virginia Battlefield Trust’s New Executive Director

By ECW correspondant Liam McGurl As his three first three months serving as the executive director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust come to a close, Ben Brockenbrough is starting to settle into his new position. As executive director, Brockenbrough … Continue reading

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Bentonville Battlefield Gearing Up for 150th Anniversary

With the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of Bentonville Battlefield approaching on March 21-22, the site is preparing for an expected 50,000 visitors over the weekend. According to North Carolina’s Department of Cultural Resources, Bentonville Battlefield is known for being … Continue reading

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