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The ECW Symposium is Almost Sold Out!

Reporting by ECW Correspondent Katie Tercek There are but a handful of tickets left for the Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge (and that’s not just marketing hype, either—we’re nearing capacity!). “This years theme is turning points … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Grant Crosses the James

reporting by ECW Correspondent Shannon Nichols Edward Alexander has made a career focusing on the end of the Petersburg Campaign. He’s a former historian with Pamplin Historical Park, which preserves the spot where Federals finally broke through the Confederate line … Continue reading

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Chris Mackowski: Revisiting the North Anna River

So, I’m speaking at the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge in August, where we’re focusing on “Great Defenses of the Civil War,” and my topic is the Confederate defense along the North Anna River. I’m supposed … Continue reading

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Kevin Pawlak: Robert E. Lee Defends the Confederate High Water Mark at Sharpsburg

Two months from today, Kevin Pawlak will be speaking at the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge (Aug. 4-6). His talk, “‘Water to his Front, Water to his Rear’: Robert E. Lee Defends the Confederate High Water Mark … Continue reading

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Chris Kolakowski: Leadership Makes the Difference on New Year’s Eve 1862

We’re two months away from the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge (Aug. 4-6). We’ve asked each of our speakers to share with us a story related to the topic they’ll be presenting as part of our … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Eric Wittenberg

Eric Wittenberg’s award-winning book The Devil’s to Pay: John Buford at Gettysburg offered the first in-depth exploration of the famous stand by Federal cavalrymen that opened the battle of Gettysburg. By picking the ground for battle and setting up a delaying defense, … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Lee White

Lee White spends most days at Chickamauga and Chattanooga, where he works as a park ranger, but this summer, at the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, Lee will make a foray into the Georgia interior. His … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Dan Welch

August 27, 1862—the day Stonewall resorted to rocks. Jackson had resolved to bring the “miscreant Pope” to battle, and it was with this resolve that Jackson made one of the great defensive stands of the American Civil War. At the … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Ryan Quint

“Determined to Stand and Fight” sounds like a gritty defense if ever there was one. Ryan Quint’s new book, Determined to Stand and Fight: Lew Wallace and the Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864, will be the focus of his … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Kevin Pawlak

With your back to the river, what sort of defense do you put up when you’re forced to stand and fight? That’s the question Kevin Pawlak will tackle at the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Kevin’s … Continue reading

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