Tag Archives: Sarah Kay Bierle

ECW Podcast: Tale of Two Stonewalls

It was the best of Jackson; it was the worst of Jackson. The Stonewall of the Valley Campaign was not the Stonewall of the Seven Days. Sarah Kay Bierle, Doug Crenshaw, and Chris Mackowski talk about the tale of two … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: What If Rienzi Stumbled at the Battle of Cedar Creek?

  Welcome back to our yearly spotlight series, highlighting speakers and topics for our upcoming symposium. Over the coming weeks, we will continue to feature previews of our speaker’s presentations for the 2022 Emerging Civil War Symposium. We’ll also be … Continue reading

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Walking in the Footsteps of The Red Badge of Courage

Earlier this month, Sarah Kay Bierle wrote a post in our “Under Fire” series about Henry Fleming from Stephen Crane’s monumental Civil War novel The Red Badge of Courage. (Read Sarah’s post here.) That inspired Jon Tracey to write a … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN: Bierle on Pelham

If you missed Sarah Kay Bierle on C-SPAN this weekend, you can still catch her online. Sarah presented a talk on Confederate artillerist John Pelham at last summer’s “Fallen Leaders” ECW Symposium. It ran this past weekend on C-SPAN 2 … Continue reading

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Happy 10th Birthday, ECW!

On August 18, 2011, at 8:12 p.m., we published the first blog post to launch Emerging Civil War. The idea for our blog came from an evening of brainstorming by Chris Mackowski, Jake Struhelka, and Kris White as they sat … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN 3: Sarah Bierle on Medical Care in the Valley

C-SPAN 3’s coverage of our recent virtual ECW symposium continues this weekend on American History TV. Sarah Kay Bierle’s talk on medical care in the Shenandoah Valley campaign of 1864 debuts this Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. EDT and re-airs … Continue reading

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Women & Preservation: A Chat with Cindy Brochure about Local Battlefield Preservation

Part of a Series Women gathered in a kitchen, talking seriously around the table about saving a Civil War battlefield. That was part of the story that Cindy Brochure shared with me when we “met” and talked for the first … Continue reading

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Women & Preservation: A Chat with Mary Koik about Writing for Preservation

  Part of a Series Since I’ve been working in the battlefield preservation field for over a year with Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, I’ve been inspired to learn about the long legacy of women who have been supporters and influencers … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month: Favorite Leadership Moments History Chat

Earlier this month, Chris Mackowski invited the women of ECW to join a Zoom meeting to chat about Civil War leadership and offer their perspectives and voices on the subject. JoAnna M. McDonald, Cecily Nelson Zander, and Sarah Kay Bierle … Continue reading

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What We’ve Learned: A Podcast Conversation

In a chat recorded in December 2020, Chris Mackowski, Cecily Nelson Zander, Kevin Pawlak, and Sarah Kay Bierle discussed reflections on the last ten year in personal exploration of history and changes in the history field. From the beginning of … Continue reading

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