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What If More People Pondered “What If”?

For a community of people who pride themselves on loving to learn new things, I’m often surprised by the number of folks who have inherent prejudices against “What if” questions. I understand that a lot of people who ask “What … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: A Horse Named Rienzi

With less two months remaining until our symposium, several of our authors further explore topics relating to their ‘What If’ theme. Today, Sarah Kay Bierle shares a little about General Sheridan’s famous horse… Meet Rienzi. That’s right, the old war … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: What If — Exploring the Powerful Counterfactual

Welcome back to our annual 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 sharing … 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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Symposium Spotlight: Touring Payne’s Farm!

Did you see on the schedule the Friday battlefield tour at the 2021 ECW Symposium? Theodore P. Savas (of Savas Beatie LLC publishing fame!) will be leading a special tour at Payne’s Farm at 10 a.m.

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Symposium Spotlight: Where to Stay?

Got your tickets and looking forward to the 2021 ECW Symposium? If you haven’t made your lodging reservations yet, now is the perfect time. The Symposium is hosted at Stevenson Ridge, and at this time the cabins are fully booked. … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Forgotten Battlefields, Part 2

This isn’t exactly a battlefield…but it’s a “forgotten” place with military significance and the site of a few skirmishes. Can you name the location? Here are a few clues:

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Symposium Spotlight: Forgotten Battles

We have a fantastic line-up of topics slated for our upcoming Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, where we’ll be focusing on “Forgotten Battles.” We want to ask you about your own favorite forgotten battle but first, … Continue reading

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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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