Tag Archives: religion

The Priest, the Colonel, and the Cowboy’s Cousin

ECW welcomes back guest author Evan Portman In the autumn of 1849, a bookish young Bavarian stepped down from a train in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, gazing at his new home: the newly established Saint Vincent Archabbey. The young man, 19-year-old Emmeran … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 4/17-4/23/17

After the recent celebrations of Passover, Holy Week, and Easter… In your opinion, how did religious institutions/organizations positively and negatively affect the war?

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Petersburg’s Second Presbyterian Church and the Christmas of 1864

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome guest author Mike Wright. The Christmas season of 1864 at Petersburg would never be forgotten by the soldiers who manned the trenches or the citizens of the town, including the members at Second … Continue reading

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Indemnity in Black and White: A Look At Post-War Restitution

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome back guest author Michael Aubrecht Many of the churches involved in the Battle of Fredericksburg submitted itemized claims to the court of the United States government as a petition to recover the cost … Continue reading

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