Author Archives: ECW Guest Post

Hood Remembered: Crossing the Tennessee

Today, ECW is pleased to welcome guest author Sam Hood. Sam Hood is an descendant of Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood and author of the forthcoming The Lost Papers of John Bell Hood. He has also written a biography of … Continue reading

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The Letters of Surgeon William Child

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Dan Welch. Dan continues to chronicle the letters of a surgeon in the Army of the Potomac. When we last left William Child, assistant surgeon of the 5th New Hampshire Volunteers, … Continue reading

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The Western Federal

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Jim Taub. As Joseph Polley, a sergeant of the 4th Texas Infantry, moved through the dense Georgia underbrush, the sounds and smells of battle overwhelmed his senses. The cracking of musketry and … Continue reading

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Sarah Morgan Dawson: A Unique Case Study in Southern Nationalism

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Ashley Webb. As a social historian, I love reading detailed diary entries that capture a single moment in time. Diaries provide an intimate glimpse into an author’s thoughts and feelings, as … Continue reading

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A Letter from William Child

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Dan Welch. War has long been a theme of human civilization. Wars require armies and armies require soldiers.  One of the greatest challenges faced by soldiers of old and today is … Continue reading

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The Letters of William Child

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Dan Welch. When we last left William Child, assistant surgeon in the 5th New Hampshire Veteran Volunteer Infantry, he had written a letter home to his wife in mid-October 1864.  From the … Continue reading

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The Richmond Bread Riots, Conclusion

Today, we welcome back guest author, Ashley Webb. (part two of two) On April 1, several women met at Belvidere Hill Baptist Church in Oregon Hill, Richmond, to discuss their plans. Starting peacefully, the group planned to march through the … Continue reading

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The Richmond Bread Riots, Part I

Today, we welcome back guest author Ashley Webb. By 1863, Richmond was a major railway hub, an industrial center of the South, and the burgeoning capital of the Confederacy. With the continuation of the Civil War, large influxes of soldiers … Continue reading

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A Letter from William Childs

The following post by guest author Dan Welch is one of a series of posts that will chronicle a Union surgeon’s letters leading up to the end of the Civil War, 150 years later. One of the best sets of … Continue reading

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Coffee in the Civil War

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Ashley Webb. If you’re like me, every morning, I wake up and have a cup of coffee (or two or three). Coffee was also an essential part of a Civil War soldier’s … Continue reading

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