Tag Archives: New Orleans

Polk’s Resting Place

Leonidas Polk remains something of an elusive figure to military historians. He owed his high rank to his friendship with Jefferson Davis. But Polk could have risen up the officer ranks on his own. He was charismatic, well-connected, wealthy, and … Continue reading

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William Freret: From Folly to War to Success

William Freret Jr. enjoyed one of the most unusual careers during the Civil War, including brief service in the Washington Artillery. He also had one of the most successful postbellum professional careers; by the time of his death, he was … Continue reading

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The Other Beauregard Monument

Welcome back, guest author Sean Michael Chick For Civil War historians living outside of Louisiana, Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard is a colorful figure. For many, he is an underrated commander. For others, a figure who is exotic and comical, particularly … Continue reading

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Year In Review 2017: #9

Reflecting some of the historical controversies in 2017 and the discussion of monuments, our ninth most-read blog post of 2017 was written by a guest author. He shared about monuments in New Orleans and how that city faces the challenges … Continue reading

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Failed Ironclads: CSS Mississippi and CSS Louisiana at New Orleans

In October 1861, the skeletons of two strange iron monsters began to emerge from the Mississippi bank at Jefferson City, just north of New Orleans. They would become the CSS Mississippi and CSS Louisiana. Confederate Navy Secretary Stephen Mallory had … Continue reading

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The Second City

The Civil War defined America – that statement is heard often in many quarters. We use that phrase in ECW’s tagline. Many effects from that conflict are quite visible in today’s America, while others are not as apparent at first … Continue reading

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Civil War Echoes: Pearl Harbor

Today 75 years ago the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, catapulting the United States into World War II – a conflict that turned out to be the country’s bloodiest save for the Civil War. Many of the U.S. ships in Pearl … Continue reading

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Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

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Symposium Spotlight: Chris Kolakowski and the Fall of New Orleans

We are pleased to welcome back Christopher (Chris) L. Kolakowski. Chris is  one of the original members of Emerging Civil War, and a regular on the Civil War Roundtable speakers circuit.  His dynamic presentations at our past symposiums, have made him … Continue reading

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Registration is Open for the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium

All of us at Emerging Civil War are proud to announce that the registration for the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge is now open! Our Early Bird registration rate is just $75.00 per person, and ends … Continue reading

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