Tag Archives: William C. Davis

The Night That Decided the Confederate President

In February 1861, delegates from the six seceded states—South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana met in Montgomery, Alabama to craft a new nation. In order to do so, a leader, a provisional president, would be elected as the … Continue reading

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Woman Who Claimed to Dress as a Soldier “A Con Artist” and Kardashian, Says Jack Davis

by ECW Correspondent Amelia Kibbe After having written and published more than 50 books, it’s pretty safe to say William C. Davis has done a lot of research. But, he said, to him, that’s one of the best parts of … Continue reading

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“Essential” Reading for Civil War Buffs

Getting an understanding of Civil War scholarship can be difficult for those unversed in its topics. And, since the war continues to shape the world we know, it’s important to find that comprehension. There’s a solution to the confusion surrounding … Continue reading

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It Pays to Re-Read the OR

Long ago I learned from my late friend Albert Castel that it pays to re-read the Official Records when you’re writing about the war. Every now and then I chance upon something that drives home that lesson. A recent reminder came … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: “The Aftermath of War” at Liberty University

Civil War buffs in (and traveling to) the Lynchburg, Virginia, area get a treat in April when Liberty University’s Department of History presents “Civil War Seminar 2016: The Aftermath of War.” The event will be held April 8-9 in the … Continue reading

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