Tag Archives: Primary Sources

Of Dawn & Dusk, Beginnings & Endings

Wait for it. Dawn creeps along the horizon. The coming day is foretold with growing light, long before the sun’s disk crests the horizon. Like a saga of history – an event long looming on time’s horizon, then bursting suddenly … Continue reading

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On To Appomattox…

As the days passed and the armies slogged forward in the days after the breakthrough at Petersburg, civilian and soldier alike sensed a coming end of the Army of Northern Virginia. Through the week, Union cavalry and infantry cut off … Continue reading

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Of Battles and Memories: A Union Officer’s Springtime Letter

March 20 marks the first day of spring. It’s a season often noted in Civil War soldier’s letters and journals since it’s when the winter camps broke up and the military prepared for the coming campaigns. They might not have … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: “Celebrating Women’s History Month”

Last week’s podcast episode brought you a conversation with Sarah Kay Bierle, Chris Mackowski, and Dan Welch about women during the Civil War and some of the best primary sources written by the ladies. We’ve collected details about the mentioned … Continue reading

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From The Doorstep: Winchester Women Record Evacuation & Occupation, Part 2

This is the final post for “From the Doorstep: Winchester Women.” Part 1 is available here.  Mary Greenhow Lee started a letter on March 11, intending to send it to a friend. Instead, she kept writing, writing, writing until November … Continue reading

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From The Doorstep: Winchester Women Record Evacuation & Occupation, Part 1

It is a truth (mostly) universally acknowledged that if you want the long version of a story, ask a woman. I say this not as criticism, but rather as praise Civil War women and their primary sources. After recording the … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “Celebrating Women’s History Month” Is Now Available

Looking for some recommended sources or wondering why we’ve voted these diaries among the best from the Civil War homefronts? Curious to learn about ECW managing editor’s thoughts on how military and civilian history fit together? In the new podcast, … Continue reading

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“In the Small Things Forgotten we find the Everyday Experience of War”

How did a citizen become a soldier? Once in the army, how did he adapt to military life? How and where did he sleep? In what ways did the experiences of camp and campaign transform him? As a student of … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: “Talking About Primary Sources”

We’ve collected some additional resources related to the ECW Podcast episode that released last week. Did you have a chance to hear it on Patreon? Chris Mackowski and Kristopher White talked about some of their favorite primary sources and how important … Continue reading

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Primary Sources: Conclusion of a Series

Just over two weeks ago – on January 12, 2019 – Emerging Civil War authors started pulling books and files to share about some of our favorite primary sources on the blog. It’s fostered some great discussions and spotlighted some … Continue reading

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