Battlefield Markers & Monuments: A Conclusion

Our official blog series “Battlefield Markers & Monuments” concludes this evening, but of course you’ll continue to find articles about historical sites and markers throughout the coming months on Emerging Civil War. We hope you’ve enjoyed the details about markers and monuments.

As blog editors, we like to choose topics for the series and then let our writers interpret the details, writing specific on aspects of their own interest and research. Not all the articles in this series focused on battlefield markers and monuments, but all the posts highlighted historic markers or monuments related to the Civil War. Mission accomplished! We always appreciate the insight of our authors.

Woodson’s Missourian Battlefield Marker at New Market, Virginia

We learned about stone blocks and bronze artwork placed to commemorate historic events, brave deeds, and courageous individuals. We explored accounts about the actions that inspired the markers and monuments. We discussed details regarding the dedications or quiet placements of the silent sentinels.

Thank you to all the ECW members and guest authors for sharing their research, observations, and writing with us. It’s been an enlightening and informative experience to read facts and perspectives on some of the famous and lesser-known markers and monuments connected to the Civil War. We hope you’ve found a few new locations to visit and a new curiosity to discover the stories behind the stone and bronze.

If you want to indulge in all the articles from the series, you can find the entire three weeks of posts here: markers-and-monuments-17 

Irish Brigade Monument at Antietam

Have you been inspired to explore more battlefield/historical markers and monuments and their history? Do you have a Civil War related marker or monument in your hometown? Do you know its history?

Please leave a comment and join the discussion!