We’ve had another great week here at Emerging Civil War. Once again, we partnered with our friends at the American Battlefield Trust, National Park Service and Friends of the Wilderness Battlefield to commemorate the 155th Anniversary of the Death of “Stonewall Jackson in several Facebook Live events. If you missed any of our events for the 155th Anniversary of Chancellorsville, you can catch up on it here. The Trust also had some big news that broke earlier in the week. The latest release in the Emerging Civil War Series, Dan Vermilyas’s That Field of Blood: The Battle of Antietam was released. Spots remain available for the Fifth Annual ECW Symposium in August (you may click here to purchase tickets) as well as for our first pop-up tour of Antietam (you may click here to reserve your spot). You may click on the links below to read each post.
Chris Mackowski visited the intersection of the Brock and Orange Plank Roads in the Wilderness, shared an anecdote on Abraham Lincoln, an account from the 32nd Maine Infantry, remembered John Sedgwick, shared his thoughts on finding new Civil War ancestors, visited the Bloody Angle, and is preparing for Facebook Live with the American Battlefield Trust at Vicksburg next week.
Sarah Bierle observed Mother’s Day with a story from Gettysburg.
Kelly Mezurek wrote about her latest research ventures.
This week’s Symposium Spotlight was on ECW Chief Historian, Chris Kolakowski.
We featured an interview with Kevin Pawlak, one of our pop up tour guides for Antietam.
Bert Dunkerly contributed to our latest installment of the ECW Weekender.
Frank Jastrzembski wrote about Henry Heth.