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ECW Podcast MackowskiGet fresh perspectives and great insights on America’s defining event from the historians at Emerging Civil War. Co-hosted by Chris Mackowski and a revolving cadre of ECW’s contributors, The Emerging Civil War Podcast taps into an award-winning line-up of historians from a wide variety of backgrounds with a wide variety of interests on a wide variety of topics. Listen to the Emerging Civil War Podcast and be part of the conversation—which you can also join online: www.emergingcivilwar.com.

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East vs. West: Why does the Western Theater of the war get so overlooked in favor of the East? ECW’s two Polish Chrises—Chris Mackowski and Chris Kolakowski—talk about East versus West. Where was the Civil War really won? (Available to Enlisted, NCO supporters on Patreon.)

George Armstrong Custer: Fewer American soldiers have become as well-known as George Armstrong Custer. But there’s more to Custer than his ignoble end at the Little Big Horn.  ECW’s Dan Davis, who’s working on an ECW book about Custer, joins Chris Mackowski to explore Custer’s impressive Civil War career. (Available to Enlisted, NCO supporters on Patreon.)

Jackson vs. Longstreet: Stonewall Jackson and James Longstreet served as the yin and yang of Robert E. Lee’s way of war. Did Lee have a favorite? Join ECW’s Chris Mackowski and Kris White for a discussion sure to stir strong feelings: Stonewall Jacksons vs. James Longstreet. (Exclusively available to NCO supporters on Patreon.)

Florida in the Civil War: It’s all about Florida and the Civil War in a discussion with Phill Greenwalt and Chris Mackowski. Phill has been working in Florida for the past few years and he’s found a lot of Civil War history in the Sunshine State. (Available to Enlisted, NCO supporters on Patreon.)

Reaping the Whirlwind at Bennett Place: It’s taking a closer look at the 1865 events at Bennett Place, the site of the Confederate surrender in North Carolina in a Civil War discussion with Eric Wittenberg and Chris Mackowski. (Exclusively available to NCO supporters on Patreon.)

Civil War Music: In this episode, the Emerging Civil War Podcast isn’t just whistling Dixie—we’re looking at all sorts of Civil War music. Join Chris Mackowski, Dan Davis, and Dan Welch for a discussion about the songs that stir our Civil War souls. (Available to Enlisted, NCO supporters on Patreon.)

Civil War Publishing: Are you ready to go behind the scenes of Civil War writing and publishing? Kris White joins Chris Mackowski in a special interview with publisher Ted Savas, to talk about writing the Civil War. (Exclusively available to NCO supporters on Patreon.)

Gettysburg Civilians: One of the things that made the battle of Gettysburg so compelling is that it not only saw an incredible clash of armies, but that an entire town was caught in between. Sarah Kay Bierle joins Chris Mackowski to talk about the civilian experience during the battle of Gettysburg. (Available to Enlisted, NCO supporters on Patreon.)

“Don’t Give An Inch”: Explore some of the most iconic landscapes of the Civil War: Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, the Wheatfield, the Peach Orchard, and more. Kris White and Dan Davis join Chris Mackowski to talk about Gettysburg, July 2. (Exclusively available to NCO supporters on Patreon.)

Levi Bowen & The 7th Pennsylvania Reserves: The Civil War gets personal for ECW’s Dan Davis in this week’s podcast as he joins Chris Mackowski to talk about a family ancestor, Levi Bowen of the 7th PA Reserves. (Available to Enlisted, NCO supporters on Patreon.)

Forgotten? The Tullahoma Campaign: While everyone remembers Gettysburg and Vicksburg, a lot of people forget Tullahoma, which took place at the same time as the other major Union victories. ECW’s two Polish Chrises–Kolakowski and Mackowski–talk about the forgotten campaign. (Exclusively available to NCO supporters on Patreon.)

The Last Road & The New Co-Host: We’re welcoming a new co-host on the podcast and talking about one of the most studied campaigns of the Civil War. Join Chris Mackowski for a conversation with ECW’s Dan Welch, co-author of “The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign” and a new co-host of the Emerging Civil War podcast. (Available to Enlisted, NCO supporters on Patreon.)

Talking About Primary Sources: Chris Mackowski and Kris White talk about the use of primary sources in research and writing. This is a must for anyone interested in learning more about how historians work behind the scenes. Plus, learn about some of their favorites! (Exclusively available to NCO supporters on Patreon.)

Decisions at Chickamauga: Award-winning ECW Historian Dave Powell joins Chris Mackowski and Dan Welch for a conversation about Dave’s most recent book, “Decisions at Chickamauga,” a leadership study that’s part of the “Command Decisions in America’s Civil War” Series from the University of Tennessee Press. (Available to Enlisted, NCO supporters on Patreon.)

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Looking for some recommended sources or wondering why we’ve voted these diaries among the best from the Civil War homefronts? In the new podcast, Sarah Kay Bierle joins Chris Mackowski and Dan Welch to talk about some of the best sources to learn about women’s experiences in the Civil War. (Available to Enlisted, NCO supporters on Patreon.)

Ancestor Research: Interested in researching your Civil War ancestor? As Dan Welch explains, there are plenty of resources available to get you started. You’ll find a discussion about ways to find ancestors, trace family history, and explore the surrounding history with some practical tips that you can try this week! (Available to Enlisted, NCO supporters on Patreon.)

Making Civil War Maps: Ever wonder how maps are researched and created for history books? Chris Mackowski and Edward Alexander discuss this topic. (Available to Enlisted, NCO supporters on Patreon.)

Favorite Gettysburg Locations: Dan Welch is back in Gettysburg for the summer. He and podcast co-host Chris Mackowski talk about some of Dan’s favorite places to visit on the battlefield. (Available to Enlisted, NCO supporters on Patreon.)

The Forgotten Fall, Part 1: This episode offers insight to the conflicts at Bristoe Station and Rappahannock Station as Chris Mackowski and Kris White begin their two part conversation about the action in the east after Gettysburg. (Exclusively available to NCO supporters on Patreon.)

The Forgotten Fall, Part 2: Chris Mackowski pick up their conversation from last month about the fall of 1863, with a focus on Mine Run and “the Great Battle Never Fought.” (Exclusively available to NCO supporters on Patreon.)

High Tide of the Confederacy, Part 1: Chris Mackowski and Kris White start a two-part conversation about the high tide of the Confederacy on the Emerging Civil War Podcast! What made Chancellorsville such a high-point for the Army of Northern Virginia and the Confederacy? What really happened in the tangled brush of the Wilderness? (Exclusively available to NCO supporters on Patreon.)

High Tide of the Confederacy, Part 2: Exactly why was it “all downhill for the Confederacy” after Chancellorsville? Chris Mackowski and Kris White continue their conversation about the high tide of the Confederacy. (Exclusively available to NCO supporters on Patreon.)

The Atlanta Campaign: Chris Mackowski and Steve Davis–author of a number of works on the campaign–talk a bit about leadership, strategy, and some great stories from Georgia. (Exclusively available to NCO supporters on Patreon.)

Civil War Roundtable Congress: Just what is the Civil War Roundtable Congress, and how can it help Civil War groups? ECW’s Chris Mackowski talks with the Congress’s organizer, Mike Movius, to find out more. (FREE podcast!)

General Douglas MacArthur: Ties to the Civil War: General Douglas MacArthur referred to himself as the “reunification of Blue & Gray personified.” This week, ECW’s Polish brothers, Chris Mackowski and Chris Kolakowski, talk about MacArthur’s many Civil War connections and influences. (FREE podcast!)

Jackson’s Wounding: Chris Mackowski, Rob Orrison, and Kris White talk about Stonewall Jackson’s accidental wounding at the hands of his own men during the battle of Chancellorsville (FREE Podcast!)

Ending the War: We’re talking about where and how the Civil War ended in this FREE podcast. Be sure to check out the resources attached to the post, as they’re the visuals mentioned in this recording. (FREE podcast!)

The Army of the Potomac’s Politics: A Conversation with Zachery A. Fry: Chris Mackowski chats with Zachery A. Fry about the Army of the Potomac and the political allegiances of the soldiers within its ranks. (FREE podcast!)

“The War Went On”: For Civil War veterans, the war didn’t end just because everyone went home. Chris Mackowski talk with historians Brian Matthew Jordan and Evan Rothera about their new book, The War Went On: Reconsidering the Lives of Civil War Veterans(FREE podcast!)

Curt Fields: Portraying General Grant: As a living historian Curt Fields portrays Ulysses S. Grant. Get inside Grant’s mind, and learn some surprising insights. (FREE podcast!)

Elmira: Andersonville of the North: The Union prison camp in Elmira, New York, was called “the Andersonville of the North.” Derek Maxfield, author of a new ECWS book on the prison, “Hellmira,” talks about the camp with Chris Mackowski (FREE podcast!)

Civil War Magazine Publishers – Heading Back to Work!: Civil War Times and America’s Civil War magazines both temporarily suspended operations at the start of the pandemic. Now they’re on their way back! ECW’s Chris Mackowski talks with editors Dana Shoaf and Chris Howland about their return. (FREE podcast!)

An Interview With Dave Ruth about Richmond Battlefields: ECW honored former Richmond National Battlefield Superintendant Dave Ruth with its 2020 Service in Civil war Public History Award. Chris Mackowski chats with Dave about his work building a battlefield park around the capital of the Confederacy. (FREE podcast!)

An Interview with Gary Gallagher: Gary Gallagher has been one of hte leading voics in the Civil war community for decades. He spends some time talking with ECW’s Chris Mackowski about his work, his career, and his new book, “The Enduring Civil War.” (FREE podcast!)