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Modern Photography: Conclusion & “Parting Shots”

Our official blog series “Our Favorite (Modern) Civil War Photos” concludes this evening, but you’ll continue to see photo essays throughout the year on Emerging Civil War. We hope you’ve enjoyed these glimpses of battlefields and historic sites through our … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Fredericksburg Favorites

Through the years, Emerging Civil War has featured quite a few photo essays from Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. As we looked around the ECW Archives for some of the best photos at this location, we just couldn’t pick … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Outdoor Classrooms

We rounded up some photos from Emerging Civil War’s last five years and wanted to share some images of ECW members or fans touring battlefields. This photo essay reflects the important role of battlefields as “outdoor classrooms” and hallowed ground. … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Returning to Harpers Ferry

In April 2014, I took students on a trip to Antietam National Battlefield and Harpers Ferry. I was so moved by my time in Harpers Ferry – by its physical beauty, the layers of history there, the way the town … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: The View From Lookout Mountain

When the photo series began, the pictures that jumped to mind first were from my trip to Chattanooga, TN.  From atop Lookout Mountain, it seems like the whole world is at your feet.

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Modern Photography: The Storm Was Already Here

The historiography of the American Civil War, particularly the numerous events that led to its outbreak and its opening scenes have been described in myriad ways over the past 150 years. A common description used time and again compared those … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Little Details At The Entrance

While I enjoy landscape photography, my favorite images to “shoot” are detail-oriented. As I sorted through my own image archives, I tried to figure out why my travel photo files of battlefields are intermixed with pictures of barn rafters, porch flags, … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Sailor’s Creek Battlefield

We found Phill Greenwalt’s photo essay from April 2015 in the ECW Archives and decided to share it again. The photographs were shot during the Sesquicentennial, and there’s nice commentary on the featured scenes. Be sure to check out the … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: History Through The Lens

 In the twenty-first century, digital cameras and social media launch an almost unceasing barrage of images towards us. We take pictures wherever we go, share images with the click of a button, and replicate them almost endlessly. Therefore, I’ve chosen … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Quiet Contradiction

ECW welcomes back guest author (and photographer!) Michael Aubrecht Battlefields are peculiar places. When you visit any hallowed grounds, everything is perfect. The grass is neatly trimmed and the marble markers are polished. The freshly painted cannons are all lined … Continue reading

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