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Emerging Civil War · 9h ago

On Location: Jackson’s HQ Museum

Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters in Winchester, Virginia, doesn’t reopen for the season until April 1, but passing through town, I couldn’t resist the chance for a quick video On Location. F...
Emerging Civil War · 19h ago

Modern Photography: “On Great Fields, Something Stays” – My Time on Cemetery Ridge

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author (and photographer!) Kristen M. Trout On a warm, beautiful evening in September 2013, I stood on Cemetery Ridge, gazing at the glowing orange sunset o...
Emerging Civil War · 1d ago

Modern Photography: Shiloh

We were rummaging around in the ECW archives and found this excellent photography essay by Lee White. Here’s a teaser photo! Be sure to see all the pictures in the original blog post: Shiloh...
Emerging Civil War · 1d ago

Campaign Through the Carolinas: An Ohio Cavalryman’s Recollections in the National Tribune

This is the fifth and final part of the 1892 account by an unidentified captain of the 10th Ohio Cavalry that appeared in the May 12, 1892 edition of the National Tribune. As pointed out pre...
Emerging Civil War · 1d ago

Happy Presidents’ Day 2017!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday, celebrating favorite presidents in American history! Looking for some articles about Washington and Lincoln? Check our archives! Articles about Lincoln: Clic...
Emerging Civil War · 1d ago

Question of the Week: 2/20-2/26/17

In February 1862 – Forts Henry and Donelson fell to combined Union land and river attack forces, resulting in a major victory for the Union. Which commander – Union or Confederate – is most ...
Emerging Civil War · 2d ago

Modern Photography: Antietam’s Rising Sun

I stood amidst a swarm of people, all gathering in the still darkness, some talking softly to one another, others quietly contemplating the gravity of the moment.  Out in front of us, soldie...
Emerging Civil War · 2d ago

Help Save Two Tennessee Battlefields

News of the latest preservation fight in the Western Theater comes to us from the Civil War Trust. Take a moment to read Civil War Trust President Jim Lighthizer’s update at Fort Donelson an...
Emerging Civil War · 3d ago

Modern Photography: Cape Henry Lighthouses

The Cape Henry Lighthouses as seen on July 10, 2016 from Chesapeake Bay. For over 225 years one or both of these lights have indicated the entrance to Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean....
Emerging Civil War · 4d ago

Modern Photography: Battlefield Cannons

During my battlefield trips, I enjoying taking the “classic” cannon photos. Though serene battlefield markers today, these artillery pieces caused fearsome destruction during the Civil War. ...