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Exploring the Franklin Battlefield

I had the good fortune back in September to visit the Franklin Civil War Roundtable in Tennessee. (As I mentioned in an earlier post, they tossed a great question my way during the Q&A that gave me something fun to … Continue reading

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Grant Cottage Extends Its Season and Gets Ready for Some Big News

Grant Cottage has extended its season this year—just in time to help them celebrate some exciting news. With the autumn leaves still in gorgeous color, it’s an especially beautiful time to visit. Grant Cottage—located atop Mt. McGregor in Wilton, NY, … Continue reading

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Antietam at ECW’s YouTube Page

Emerging Civil War has a fantastic collection of Antietam-related content on our YouTube page, including two new Antietam-related videos added this week. First, there’s a four-way conversation between historians Kevin Pawlak, Dan Vermilya, Kris White, and Chris Mackowski that gets … Continue reading

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Virtual Symposium 2020: The Union’s Most Infamous Civil War Prison Camp

Today, we’re pleased to share Derek Maxfield’s talk from the 2020 ECW Virtual Symposium. Derek spoke about his new book from the Emerging Civil War Series, Hellmira: The Union’s Most Infamous Civil War Prison Camp—Elmira, NY. “I have enjoyed researching … Continue reading

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Virtual Symposium 2020: The Forgotten Flank at Gettysburg

Today, we’re pleased to share Dan Welch’s talk from the 2020 ECW Virtual Symposium. Dan, who spends his summer as a battlefield interpreter for Gettysburg National Military Park, gave a talk about the fighting at Culp’s Hill: “‘Where all so well … Continue reading

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Virtual Symposium 2020: The Wake of Antietam

Today, we’re pleased to share Kevin Pawlak’s talk from the 2020 ECW Virtual Symposium. Kevin’s talk was titled “In the Wake of Antietam: The Loudon Valley Campaign of 1862.” “I enjoy studying the Loudoun Valley Campaign for two main reasons,” … Continue reading

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“We Stand Where Abraham Lincoln Stood…”: Dwight D. Eisenhower & Gettysburg

Chris Mackowski just released a short video on the ECW YouTube page about President Eisenhower and Gettysburg: From military training of the battleground of Gettysburg to retiring and building a farmhouse in the community, Dwight D. Eisenhower was keenly aware … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunities in the Race to the North Anna

On the evening of May 20, 1864, Ulysses S. Grant sent Winfield Scott Hancock’s II Corps south from Spotsylvania Court House to Massaponnax Church, with orders to march onward toward Bowling Green, Milford Station, and—if Hancock thought he could make … Continue reading

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Raising the Flag at Fort Sumter

On April 14, 1861—today, one hundred and fifty-nine years ago—Maj. Robert Anderson marched his garrison out of Fort Sumter after weathering a barrage that began two days previously. The assault on Fort Sumter started the Civil War. On April 14, … Continue reading

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ECW Says “Action” at Antietam

Kevin Pawlak and Dan Welch had the movie cameras rolling at Antietam battlefield. (Okay, they used their cellphones…but it sounds cooler the other way and we have been talking about Civil War movies…)

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