Tag Archives: What Ifs

What If on Video

As we get ready to wrap up our “What If” festivities, here’s a reminder to check out the great content we posted on the ECW YouTube page. We tapped some fantastic guest stars for this video series, including Curt Fields … Continue reading

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What If Stonewall Jackson had not been shot?—The ECW Version

What if Stonewall Jackson had not been shot? Well, for starters, he would have never been taken to Fairfield, the Chandler plantation at Guiney Station. So, he would not have died there on May 10, 1863.

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What If there were What-Ifs on ECW’s YouTube page?

Keeping in the spirit of our What-If weekend for the Eighth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, we’re rolling out a fantastic line-up of historians on the ECW YouTube page over the next few days to talk about … Continue reading

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A What If Case Study – Dunkirk 1940

Longtime readers of the blog may remember that I have often used the Dunkirk Campaign of 1940 to provide context and perspectives on events in the Civil War. I’ve blogged about Lord Gort, the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) commander, in … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Like to Engage in What-Ifs, But….”

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard someone say, “I don’t like to engage in ‘What-Ifs…’” and then launch themselves into a discussion about a “What If,” I could’ve funded the upcoming ECW Symposium on What Ifs … Continue reading

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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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What if Longstreet hadn’t been wounded in the Wilderness?

On May 7, 1864, Robert E. Lee made one of his most critical decisions of the entire Overland Campaign: who to promote to take the place of his wounded Old Warhorse, James Longstreet. Longstreet was caught in the middle of … 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: Maryland Campaign “What If” Panel

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…The Realities of Civil War Amputation

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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