Tag Archives: Sarah Kay Bierle

The Capture—and Preservation—of Myer’s Hill

May 14 is the anniversary of the 1864 fight for Myer’s Hill during the battle of Spotsylvania Court House. Ulysses S. Grant planned for a massive assault against the Confederate right flank there, but poor roads delayed the movement of … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “A Conversation about the Civil War & Pop Culture” Is Now Available

It’s finally here! ECW has been celebrating the Civil War in books, movies, TV shows, and songs. Join Chris Mackowski, Sarah Kay Bierle, and Terry Rensel as they extend the conversation from our newest book and our blog to our … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN3: New Market

C-SPAN3’s coverage of the Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge continues this weekend. While the battle of New Market certainly receives a lot of attention, the fuller aspects of the campaign often get overlooked. Sarah Kay Bierle spoke … Continue reading

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A Walk to the Site of Pelham’s Death

At the Symposium over the weekend, one of the attendees asked me how to get to the John Pelham marker at Kelly’s Ford. “Keep walking out the trail, and when you think you’ve gone too far, keep going,” I told … Continue reading

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How I Got Hooked On New Market: The Story Behind Call Out The Cadets

When I first set foot on the parade field at Virginia Military Institute two days after my fourteenth birthday, I had no idea that one day I would have the privilege to write about the Civil War era cadets who … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “Call Out The Cadets” Is Now Available

Chris Mackowski and Dan Welch get ready to “Call Out the Cadets” from the Virginia Military Institute with Sarah Kay Bierle. They’ll discuss her new book for the Emerging Civil War Series and the history of the battle of New … Continue reading

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Hoopskirts, Hard Work, & Dreams: Reflections on a Woman’s Past & Future

The woman walked through the children’s section of the library, her stiff layered petticoats rustling. Her blue calico dress brushed the tops of her boots or hung unevenly toward the ground. Her apron and knitted wrap added layered warmth without … 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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2018 Year in Review: #1

We’ve reached #1—our most-read post from 2018! 1) Equestrian casualties at Gettysburg by Sarah Kay Bierle (July 11, 2018) “At Gettysburg, the dead and injured horses and mules covered the landscape – left unburied and untreated longer than the soldiers,” … Continue reading

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“Cadet Evans Climbed On The Cannon”

If you hear “Battle of New Market”, what comes to your mind? Likely, it’s either slight confusion with the Battle of New Market Heights and the USCT who fought there or the idealized images of young cadets capturing cannons. The … Continue reading

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