Tag Archives: Steward Henderson

Symposium Roundtable Panel

Our Friday evening tradition at the Emerging Civil War Symposium is to have our roundtable discussion panel, emceed by Dr. Chris Mackowski. This years panel discussion will revolve around “Great defenses of the Civil War.” Topics will include the changing … Continue reading

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ECW5: Steward Henderson

I cannot believe that it has been five years since Kris White and Chris Mackowski informed me that they were starting a blog, “Emerging Civil War,” and asked me to be an author. I had often thought about writing a … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg, My Favorite City in Virginia (part five)

part five of five At our first Trail to Freedom symposium, I met my future wife, Malanna Carey, who stayed in touch with me after the event. She wanted me to speak about the USCT at her church, St. George’s … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg, My Favorite City in Virginia (part four)

part four of five During some of these visits to the city with my mother, I would stop at my Aunt Hattie’s house and she would always have food for us, until she got too old to cook the way … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg, My Favorite City in Virginia (part three)

part three of five As a child in the D.C. public school system, I was in the honors track (there was an educational track system at that time). While in this program in Payne Elementary School and Eliot Junior High … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg, My Favorite City in Virginia (part two)

part two of five In Washington, D.C., I could go almost anywhere without too many problems with racism. However, whenever we were going south to Fredericksburg, my brothers and sisters and I were told to be on our best behavior. … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg, My Favorite City in Virginia (part one)

part one of five I have spent my entire retirement working at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields National Military Park. As a young kid standing on Marye’s Heights in 1958, fascinated by the battlefield and the view from high … Continue reading

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Symposium Roundtable Panel

Our Friday evening tradition at the Emerging Civil War Symposium is to have our roundtable discussion panel. This years panel discussion will revolve around “Great Attacks of the Civil War,” the legacy of these attacks, Lee, Grant, Jackson other personalities, … Continue reading

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Year in Review 2015: #4

Coming in at number four on our list of the top ten most-read posts at ECW this year is a commentary by ECW’s Steward Henderson from June 27, 2015—just as summer and the Confederate Culture Wars were both heating up.

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Symposium Takeaway: Steward Henderson

We’ve asked our ECW historians to reflect on this year’s symposium and share with us one or two takeaways they came away with. Next up: Steward Henderson. “There was a great exchange of opinions on the legacies of the Civil … Continue reading

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