Tag Archives: North Carolina

ECW Honors Fight for the Old North State with 2020 Book Award

Emerging Civil War has chosen Hampton Newsome’s Fight for the Old North State: The Civil War in North Carolina, January–May 1864 (University Press of Kansas, 2019) as the recipient of this year’s Emerging Civil War Book Award. (Read ECW’s review of … Continue reading

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Maine at War: June 2020

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in June at his blog, Maine at War: June 3, 2020: Harper’s Ferry scenes for locked-down Civil War buffs With many states requiring visitors to self-quarantine, Civil War fans are unable … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Philip Gerard on The Last Battleground (conclusion)

Part six of six We’ve been talking this week with Philip Gerard, author of The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina (UNC Press, 2019). During the course of my conversation with him, one thing theme that has … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Philip Gerard on The Last Battleground (part five)

Part five of six Good storytelling can get at aspects of history that can otherwise end up overlooked. Yesterday in our conversation with writer Philip Gerard, he talked about the importance of that in his new book, The Last Battleground: … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Philip Gerard on The Last Battleground (part four)

Part four of six Philip Gerard says “North Carolina has this sort of schizophrenic personality as a state.” In yesterday’s segment about his book The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina (UNC Press, 2019), he talked about … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Philip Gerard on The Last Battleground (part three)

Part three of six We’re talking this week with author Philip Gerard about his new book The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina (UNC Press, 2019). Chris Mackowski: You mention in the foreword of your book that … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Philip Gerard on The Last Battleground (part two)

Part two of six Yesterday, we began a conversation with author Philip Gerard about his excellent new book The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina (UNC Press, 2019). “I started out knowing pretty much nothing about the … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Philip Gerard on The Last Battleground (part one)

Part one of six Before the Civil War finally marched with Sherman’s columns into the Old North State, North Carolina had already been deeply affected by the war. Likewise, it made its own influence strongly felt beyond its own borders. … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Harper House at Bentonville Vandalized in Attempted Robbery

Just this week, Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site in Johnson County, North Carolina announced that it had been a victim of an attempted robbery only days before. Per the site’s official Facebook page, “Friends, we need your assistance. Last Wednesday, … Continue reading

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The Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute: The Last Days of the Confederacy in N.C.

ECW’s good friend Michael Hardy, one of the best regimental-level historians working in the business today, took to the stage in the late morning to talk about the last days of the Confederacy in North Carolina. Of course, the last … Continue reading

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