ECW Week in Review April 9-15

April moves on here at ECW. Tickets are still available for our Fifth Annual Symposium (click here) and our first pop up tour (click here) at Antietam. As always, our authors continue to work on great content. You may click on the links below to read each post.

Edward Alexander reflected on the anniversary of Appomattox.

Phill Greenwalt shared a story related to a Florida officer at Gettysburg.

Kevin Pawlak wrote a piece on Jefferson Davis’ involvement in the 1862 Maryland Campaign.

Meg Groeling reviewed The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of  LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865.

Steve Davis gave our readers an inside look at the Critics Corner at Civil War News.

Sarah Bierle shared information on her upcoming 2018 Civil War Conference in California.

ECW Week in Review April 1-7

April has opened here at Emerging Civil War. Preparations for the Symposium continue (tickets are available here) along with our first pop-up tour (you may reserve your spot here). As always, our authors have been hard at work with more great material. You may click on the links below to read each post.

Sarah Bierle observed April Fool’s Day in Gettysburg.

Frank Jastrzembski wrote about Gen. Thomas Davies.

Dan Davis wrote about a forgotten chapter in the history of the cavalry corps of the Army of the Potomac.

Dan Welch shared preservation news from our friends at the Georgia Battlefields Association regarding an endangered River Line Shoupade.

Guest author Sean Michael Chick wrote about Drewry’s Bluff. Kristen Pawlak discussed the Mississippi River Squadron.

We also announced our April and May presentations.

Our March newsletter is also available.

ECW Week in Review March 26-April 1

 

March has come to a close here at ECW. This past week we wrapped up our observance of Women’s History Month, had a major announcement regarding our newest effort, pop-up tours and previewed this year’s Symposium. You may sign up by making a donation for the pop up tour, which will be held at Antietam on May 26, by clicking here. Additionally, spots are still available for the Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium. You may click here to purchase tickets. You may click on the links below to read each post.

This past week, our Editor-in-Chief, Chris Mackowski interviewed the new Executive Director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, Elizabeth Heffernan. You may catch up on the entire interview here.

Chris also offered a postscript to his interview with Mary Koik, the Editor of the Civil War Trust’s Hallowed Ground. Additionally, he shared a perspective on Women’s History Month.

We also announced our first pop-up tour. It will take place on May 26 at Antietam and will be led by Kevin Pawlak and Dan Welch. You may click here for additional details. A Paypal link for donations is included in this post.

ECW Correspondent Jordan Vollmer previewed this year’s Symposium with Rob Orrison.

Julie Mujic kicked off a series on William Tecumseh Sherman’s memoirs. She also discussed Annie Brown’s role in the 1859 Raid on Harper’s Ferry.

Sarah Bierle shared a poem written by Clara Barton as well as a poem from a Southern perspective.

We also welcomed guest authors Rob Wilson and David Connon.

 

ECW Week in Review 18-25 March

It was another busy week here at Emerging Civil War. We continued to highlight Women’s History Month along with a major preservation victory at Spotsylvania Court House. You may click on the links below to read each post.

This past week, in observance of Women’s History Month, Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski interviewed Emma Murphy, a Park Guide at the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. You may catch up on the entire interview here. Additionally, Dwight Hughes wrote about the Queen of the Delphine.

Earlier this week, the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust announced the preservation of over 14.4 acres at Spotsylvania. You may read more about this effort here. Consistent with the purchase, we offered commentary on the benefits of battlefield preservation to local communities in our weekly installment of Preservation News.

Meg Groeling’s work is featured in the latest issue of Artilleryman’s Magazine.

Chris Mackowski also shared a picture of the Catharine Furnace on the Chancellorsville battlefield.

Kevin Pawlak wrote about the heroics of John Woodward, a captain in the 1st Vermont Cavalry.

Todd Arrington wrote about Medal of Honor Day.

ECW Week in Review Mar. 11-18

March presses on here at ECW. We continued our observance of Women’s History Month and featured our last Symposium Speaker (tickets are still available here). You may click on the links below to read each post.

This past week, we featured an interview by Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski with author, former President of the Society of Civil War Historians and faculty member at Purdue University, Dr. Caroline Janney. You may catch up on the entire interview here.

Our Symposium Spotlight focused on Rea Redd.

We went on the road with our friends at Civil War Trails to Scottsville, Virginia.

Edward Alexander shared a post on National Pie Day. He also wrote our ECW Weekender, a visit to the site of Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill’s death.

In observance of St. Patrick’s Day, we shared a piece on memory and memorials for Irish-Americans. St. Patrick’s Day 1863  was also a watershed for the Union cavalry in the East. Dan Davis shared his thoughts on the Battle of Kelly’s Ford.

In our weekly Preservation News, we shared information regarding a recent victory at Upperville.

 

ECW Week in Review March 4-11

It has been another busy week here at Emerging Civil War. Our authors have been hard at work with more great content. We kicked off Women’s History Month, profiled another  Symposium speaker (tickets are still available here) and highlighted a recent publication by Savas Beatie, LLC that will benefit historians, scholars and students for years to come. You may click on the links below to read each post.

In observance of Women’s History Month, Chris Mackowski interviewed Hallowed Ground’s Mary Koik. You may catch up on the entire interview here.

Chris also discussed one of the most famous Civil War novels.

This week’s Symposium Spotlight focused on Matt Atkinson.

We also hightlighted Savas Beatie’s publication of The National Tribune Index.

Dan Davis shared an account of George Custer at Brandy Station.

Dwight Hughes discussed the Merrimac.

In our Preservation News, we highlighted the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust Annual meeting and efforts in, of all places, Southern California.