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The Letters of William Child—December 14, 1864

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author, Dan Welch.

William Child, surgeon of the 5th New Hampshire Veteran Volunteer Infantry, had decreased his writing of letters during the twilight of 1864. 1,444 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

"Every tombstone is a biography"

We are pleased to welcome guest author Betsy Dinger to Emerging Civil War. After obtaining her BS in History from Frostburg State University in Maryland, Betsy began her National Park Service career in 1988 working at Shenandoah NP, Valley Forge NHP and Cumberland Gap NHP. 515 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

"I aimed a bullet at his heart"

The men filed out into an open field and formed a square with one opened end to it. A lone soldier slowly marched the length of the route and upon the completion of the circuit walked to a small stake in the middle. 436 more words

Emerging Civil War

Franklin 150th: Artillery Hell

One of the things often remembered about Gen. John Bell Hood’s attack is that it was made without artillery support. Like many of the aspects of Franklin, this isn’t entirely true. 550 more words


Franklin 150th: The Last Thing He Ever Saw....

William Decatur Mintz, known as Dee, was born in Randolph County, North Carolina, to a respectable farming family, but like many young me, he saw opportunity on the frontier. 1,090 more words


Give the Gift of War!

Almost everyone who reads this blog has some interest in the American Civil War, even if it is only that a household member is a Civil War buff. 586 more words

Books & Authors

Battle Scarred--a Special Exhibition at Carnton Plantation Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin

When the call at ECW went out for articles concerning the Battle of Franklin, I immediately went to the website for the Battle of Franklin Trust… 763 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places