ECW Week in Review Nov. 20-26

The week of Thanksgiving is always busy and it was no different here at Emerging Civil War. We had posts in two series and one previewing our next project with Southern Illinois University Press. You may click on the link below to read each piece.

Sarah Kay Bierle continued her annual series, Civil War Cookin’

Dan Davis kicked off a series on the operations of Wade Hampton in the early winter of 1862.

On Tuesday, we previewed the release of our first book in the “Engaging the Civil War” series with Southern Illinois University Press. The work focuses on Turning Points of the conflict and it is also the theme of next year’s Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium (Early Bird Tickets are available here). Keep checking back to the site in the coming weeks for more information on the release of Turning Points of the Civil War. 

Speaking of our Symposiums, C-SPAN continued their coverage with presentations from our Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium.

Chris Mackowski discussed President John F. Kennedy’s visit to the Antietam battlefield. Chris is also featured in the latest War Department video from the Civil War Trust with Kris White and Don Pfanz on the woundings of Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson and James Longstreet.

Our November newsletter was also published this week.

Guest author Eric Sterner returned with a review of Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls, Escaped Slave Turned Union Hero.