Author Archives: ECW Guest Post

“After remaining silent so long I am almost ashamed to write now:” A Letter from September 9, 1862

ECW welcomes back guest author T.J. Bradley Housed in the Local History/Special Collections section of the Alexandria, Virginia Library is a largely unknown and surprisingly candid letter that provides a unique insight into the mindset of a Union soldier having … Continue reading

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Writing Advice and Matchless Organization

ECW is pleased to welcome Guy Hasegawa, author of Matchless Organization: The Confederate Army Medical Department, the latest in the Engaging the Civil War Series, published by Southern Illinois University Press in partnership with ECW. Part three of three. Novice … Continue reading

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A Headstone for Captain John M. Hoyt at Last

ECW welcomes back guest author Richard Heisler Researching history always has a way of taking you down paths you were not anticipating. Acquiring headstones for unmarked Civil War graves was not something I had set out to do when I … Continue reading

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The Anti-Lee: George Henry Thomas, Southerner in Blue

ECW welcomes guest author Kenly Stewart On August 21, 1831, a reckoning fell upon Southampton County, Virginia. Nat Turner, an enslaved preacher turned prophet and zealot, led one of the largest and deadliest slave rebellions in American history. Years of … Continue reading

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Sharing the Immediacy of History: Gould Hagler

by Hannah Roesch What makes reading, researching, and writing about the Civil War so interesting? Gould Hagler, a writer for the Civil War News, says it’s the immediacy of it all. Hagler, author of Georgia’s Confederate Monuments: In Honor of … Continue reading

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Tracking Down the Sources for Matchless Organization

ECW is pleased to welcome Guy Hasegawa, author of Matchless Organization: The Confederate Army Medical Department, the latest in the Engaging the Civil War Series, published by Southern Illinois University Press in partnership with ECW. Part two of three. The … Continue reading

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“Too trivial for big history:” One Yankee Private and Three Accounts of Second Bull Run

ECW welcomes back Douglas Ullman, Jr.  Martin Alonzo Haynes was 20 years old when he and approximately 2,000 men under Union Brig. Gen. Cuvier Grover charged the unfinished spur of the Manassas Gap Railroad on the afternoon of August 29, … Continue reading

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Family Reconstruction

ECW welcomes back Katy Berman… The July 20, 1865 edition of Vermont’s Rutland Weekly contained the following item:[1] It is a remarkably friendly account of a native son who fought against his schoolfellows in the late war. No bitterness is … Continue reading

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Tracking Samuel Preston Moore Down the Rabbit Hole

ECW is pleased to welcome Guy Hasegawa, author of Matchless Organization: The Confederate Army Medical Department, the latest in the Engaging the Civil War Series, published by Southern Illinois University Press in partnership with ECW. Part one of three. Matchless … Continue reading

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A Very British Civil War Connection

ECW is pleased to welcome Daz of American Civil War & U.K. History with a special man-on-the-scene report. Photos courtesy of Gaz de Vere At the beginning of July, I first found out about a dedication ceremony to honour an … Continue reading

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