ECW Week in Review Oct. 2-8

The first full week of October is in the books at Emerging Civil War. We had a number of posts this week and a continuation of one of our ongoing series. Additionally, we highlighted not only our Fourth Annual Symposium from this past August, but our upcoming Fifth Annual Symposium which is scheduled for August 3-5, 2018 at Stevenson Ridge. Our early bird rate is still available and you may purchase tickets here. To read each post, you may click on the links below.

Recently, we announced that Scott Hartwig, a former historian with the National Park Service and author of To Antietam Creek, will be our keynote speaker at our Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium. With the theme focusing on “Turning Points”, Scott provided our readers with a preview of his talk.

Speaking of the Symposium, C-SPAN has begun airing the presentations from our Fourth Annual Symposium from August.

While we are on the topic of C-SPAN, their great folks were also on hand to record an ECW panel that was hosted by our wonderful friends at the Gettysburg Heritage Center during the observance of the battle’s anniversary. The discussion is now available for viewing.

Ryan Quint continued his series on Dranesville. You may catch up on it here.

Edward Alexander shared a primary account concerning a dinner between Maj. Gen. Horatio Wright and Medal of Honor recipient, Charles Gould.

Dave Powell discussed Joe Wheeler’s October 1863 Raid.

Chris Mackowski shared his ongoing experience with teaching this semester and how our perspectives on Civil War memory may change over time.

George Hettenhouse, a long time follower and supporter of ECW highlighted the Sherman Memorial for ECW Weekender.