1st: Edward Alexander, Walking Tour of the Breakthrough Battlefield Commemorating 152nd Anniversary, Pamplin Historical Park, Petersburg, VA

7th: Dave Powell, “Chickamauga: Barren Victory?” Kenosha Civil War Museum, Kenosha, WI

7th – 9th: Chris Kolakowski, “MacArthur the Military Leader,” Chambersburg Seminar, Chambersburg, PA

10th: Sarah Kay Bierle, “To Save Lives: Civil War Medicine,” Temecula Valley Genealogy Society, Temecula, CA

11th: Dave Powell, “The Tullahoma Campaign,” McHenry County Civil War Roundtable, Woodstock, IL

13th: Phill Greenwalt, “A Nation Torn & A State Divided: Maryland in the First Two Years of the War,” Montgomery County Civil War Round Table, MD

20th: Chris Kolakowski, “Last Stand on Bataan,” National D-Day Memorial

20th: Chris Kolakowski “Echoes of Appomattox on Bataan,” Appomattox National Historical Society

20th: Sarah Kay Bierle,“Gettysburg Civilians: A New Perspective on One of the Civil War’s Most Famous Battles,” Trinity United Methodist Church Book Club, Lakewood, CA

22nd: Chris Mackowski, “Grant’s Closing Chapter in the West,” Liberty University Civil War Conference, Lynchburg, VA

27th: Dave Powell, “The Tullahoma Campaign,” Hagerstown Civil War Roundtable, Hagerstown, MD

30th: Chris Mackowski, Tour of Mine Run, Central Virginia Battlefields Trust


1st: Sarah Kay Bierle, “Awakened Hearts: The Power & Patriotism of Civilians,” UDC Redlands, Redlands, CA

3rd: Steward Henderson, “Importance of the Fredericksburg Area in the Civil War” Chancellor’s Village, Fredericksburg, VA

4th: Sarah Kay Bierle, “Searching For The McGuires,” Lucerne Valley Genealogy Association, Lucerne Valley, CA

8th: Daniel T. Davis, “A Grand Charge: Emory Upton’s Assault at Spotsylvania” Mahoning Valley Civil War Round Table, Canfield, OH

10th: Chris Kolakowski, “The Battle of Midway,” ODU Institute for Learning in Retirement, Virginia Beach, VA

11th: Chris Mackowski, “Grant’s Last Battle,” at the Montgomery County, MD, CWRT

18th: Phill Greenwalt, “Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864,” Cincinnati Civil War Round Table, Cincinnati, OH

29th: Edward Alexander, Memorial Day Commemoration, Pamplin Historical Park, Petersburg, VA

30th: Chris Mackowski, “A Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House,” Brunswick (NC) Civil War Roundtable, Southport, NC


3rd: Meg Groeling, “Dr. Jonathan Letterman: Building the Foundation of Modern Military Medicine” Gazette665’s Civil War Conference, Temecula, CA

3rd: Sarah Kay Bierle, “Then Christmas Came: The Justification & Condemnation of War in 1862,” Gazette665’s Civil War Conference, Temecula, CA

3rd-4th: Chris Mackowski, bus tour of Spotsylvania, Robert E. Lee Civil War Roundtable of Central New Jersey

5th: Chris Mackowski, “Strike Them a Blow: Battle Along the North Anna,” Robert E. Lee Civil War Roundtable of Central New Jersey, Woodbridge, NJ

9th – 10th: Chris Kolakowski, “If This Is Hell, I Am In It: The Fall of 1862,” Baton Rogue Civil War Roundtable Conference, Baton Rogue, LA

9th – 10th: Dave Powell, Chickamauga Battlefield Tours for the Civil War Trust Annual Meeting, Chattanooga, TN

13th: Chris Mackowski, Atlanta Civil War Round Table (topic TBD)

21st: Edward Alexander, “Generals Under Fire – April 2, 1865: Grant, Lee, and Hill,” Books With A Past at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center, Cooksville, MD

21st: Chris Mackowski, “The Battle of the Bloody Angle,” Phil Kearny Civil War Roundtable, Wayne Township, NJ

25th: Kevin Pawlak, “‘Raised from Obscurity:’ The Cavalry Battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville on the Road to Gettysburg,” Brandy Station Foundation


1st: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Emerging Civil War Series book signing, Gettysburg Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Battlefield, featuring Dan Davis, Chris Mackowski, Rob Orrison, Ryan Quint (others TBA)

6th: Edward Alexander, “Dawn of Victory: Breakthrough at Petersburg,” North Shore Civil War Roundtable, Huntington Station, NY

11th: Dwight Hughes, “The Cruise of the CSS Shenandoah,” Richmond Civil War Round Table, Richmond, VA

13th: Dan Welch, Lancaster Civil War Round Table, Baldwin Wallace University

15th: Chris Mackowski, “Grant’s Last Battle,” Grant Cottage, Wilton, NY


4th-6th: Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge“Great Defenses of the Civil War.”  We are please to welcome our Keynote Speaker Dr. Brian Matthew Jordan from Sam Houston University.

Other speakers include Eric Wittenberg, Chris Kolakowski, Kevin Pawlak, and more. This year’s tour is a half-day car caravan tour of the Brandy Station Battlefield with Eric Wittenberg and Daniel Davis. ECW Authors will also be on hand for book signings throughout the event.

10th: Dave Powell, “The Battle of Chickamauga,” Bull Run Civil War Round Table, Manassas, VA

14th: Kristopher D. White, “The Second Day at Gettysburg,” at the Rappahannock Valley Civil War Roundtable (VA)

17th-19th: Steve Davis, “Neither Genius Nor Great: Gen. John B. Hood in 1864,” Civil War Education Association’s Spring Mill Indiana Civil War Symposium, Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell, IN


5th: Kristopher D. White, “The Valley Forge Winter: The Army of the Potomac’s Winter Encampment of 1862-63,” at the Brunswick Civil War Roundtable (NC)

14th: Kevin Pawlak, “‘The Jewels of War:’ Robert E. Lee, George McClellan, and the Battle of Antietam,” Bull Run Civil War Round Table

16th: Dave Powell, “Longstreet in the West,” Kenosha Civil War Museum, Kenosha, WI

17th: Kristopher D. White, “Don’t Give an Inch: The Second Day at Gettysburg,” at the Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Roundtable (PA)

19th: Dan Welch, Wayne County Civil War Round Table, Wayne County Public Library

21st: Chris Mackowski, “The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson,” Hershey (PA) Civil War Roundtable

27th: Phill Greenwalt, “Where the War Was Lost: The Disastrous 1862-1863 Leadership of the Army of Tennessee,”  Tampa Bay Civil War Round Table, Tampa Bay, FL

28th: Chris Mackowski, “Crossroads of Fire: The Battle of Chancellorsville,” Allegany County (NY) History Week


1st: Dan Welch, Book Signing, Thomas Balch Library

Kristopher D. White at the Chesapeake Civil War Roundtable (MD)

9th: Chris Kolakowski, “Perryville: Battle for Kentucky,” Western North Carolina Civil War Roundtable, NC

11th: Chris Kolakowski, “Operation Torch (WWII),” Norfolk Historical Society, Norfolk, VA

11th: Chris Mackowski, “Mine Run,” Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table, Fredericksburg, VA

17th: Dan Welch, Old Town Hall, Tallmadge Civil War Society

26th: Chris Mackowski, “Grant’s Closing Chapter in the West,” Buffalo (NY) Civil War Roundtable


16th: Dave Powell, “Generals Hill and McCook at Chickamauga,” Cincinnati Civil War Round Table, Cincinnati, OH

18th: Chris Mackowski, “Jubal Early: Lee’s ‘Bad, Old Man’ and the Beginning of The Lost Cause,” North Carolina Civil War Roundtable, Burlington, NC




1st: Chris Mackowski, “The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson,” Civil War Round Table of Cobb County (GA)


13th: Chris Mackowski, “A Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House,” Capital District Civil War Round Table, Watervliet, NY (Albany region)

Our authors are available for speaking engagements and tours. Click here to view our list of speakers and topics.  Please contact us for more information: emergingcivilwar@gmail.com

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