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Campfire Cooking: Campaign Diets & Not-So-Fine Dining

Emerging Civil War welcomes back Michael Aubrecht

Despite being necessary for survival, food for the typical Civil War soldier was unreliable fare. Whether marching on campaign or hunkered down in winter quarters, a soldier’s dining habits were often dictated by what he could forage or steal from the surrounding area. 977 more words

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2nd Wisconsin Infantry: A Study In Demographics

Emerging Civil War welcomes back Bill Backus

One of the famous regiments that served in the Civil War was the 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. As part of the famed Iron Brigade, the 2nd Wisconsin saw hard service with the Army of the Potomac from First Manassas to Antietam, and Gettysburg and beyond. 1,020 more words

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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… 1,106 more words

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ECW Weekender: William McKinley

As President’s Day weekend is upon us, it would be altogether fitting and proper to have an ECW Weekender post related to the holiday. 1,350 more words

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My Love For You is Timeless

February 14–a day set aside to celebrate one’s romantic side–often comes under attack as being invented by card companies just for profit. I disagree. I have written here at least one other time about the celebration of this holiday during the 1860s, and I continue to think of it as a time for a soldier to think about something other than war for at least a few hours. 581 more words

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Question of the Week: 2/13-2/19/17

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner…

Do you have a favorite real-life love story from the Civil War era? (No fictional characters!)

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Deliver Me From Anymore Southern Winters

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Rob Wilson

Army of the Potomac Private George Augustus Marden’s frequent letters home to family in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, contained fascinating accounts of his Civil War experiences. 2,135 more words

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