Tag Archives: William Faulkner

“Intruder in the Dust” and Pickett’s Charge

In year’s past on July 3, we’ve shared the words of William Faulkner from Intruder in the Dust that recount that moment, just before the start of Pickett’s Charge, pregnant with possibility. Today, on our YouTube page, I took a … Continue reading

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Remembering Pickett’s Charge

As has become our July 3 custom at ECW, we offer you Faulkner’s famous reflection in remembrance of Pickett’s Charge: For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it’s … Continue reading

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A Quick Writing Lesson with Foote and Faulkner

One of the important lessons I tell my writing students is, “Punctuation serves as a guidepost to tell your readers how to read your writing.” To illustrate my point, I use a sentence from Shelby Foote’s Stars in Their Courses: The … Continue reading

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Remembering Pickett’s Charge

As has become our July 3 custom at ECW, we offer you Faulkner’s famous reflection in remembrance of Pickett’s Charge: For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it’s … Continue reading

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The Future of Civil War History: Steve Davis

A couple of years ago I got a phone call during my day-job from a local TV reporter, Paul Crowley, who said he had gotten my name from the Atlanta History Center. Paul explained that the night before, his station, … Continue reading

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Every Free Able-bodied White Male Citizen: Two Examples of Militia Readiness in Antebellum America Part I

Current historiography claims that voluntary state militias were a joke as to their degree of real military preparedness. Further, these militias and their elected officers were often considered detrimental to the formation of both the Federal and Confederate armies in … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Recap

The 150th anniversary of Gettysburg brought a flurry of posts to the Emerging Civil War blog. Over the last two weeks, our authors have offered many different perspectives on the battle, its consequences, and its significance. We’ll have more coverage … Continue reading

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Before the Charge, Forever

In remembrance of Pickett’s Charge: For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it’s still not yet two o’clock on that July afternoon in 1863, the brigades are in … Continue reading

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