ECW Week in Review Feb. 19-25

February moves on and we had another busy week at Emerging Civil War. Spring-like conditions around the Fredericksburg, Virginia area prompted weather related posts, we continued our Symposium Spotlight series and had a number of great posts. You may click on the links below to read each post.

Chris Mackowski posted a brief video on a whopping 79 degree February day from the Spotsylvania battlefield. Dan Davis also reflected on the warm weather and compared it to the conditions 155 years ago for one New York cavalry regiment.  Dan also shared an account on George A. Custer at the Battle of Upperville.

We welcomed a new author on Monday, with the addition of Frank Jastrzembski to Emerging Civil War. Frank discussed the contributions of Brig. Gen. Charles F. Smith.

In observance of Black History Month, we pulled two pieces from our Archives on the Port Royal Experiment and the 54th Massaschusetts Infantry. Our ECW Weekender focused on sites related to Frederick Douglas. Sarah also offered a commentary on some photographs she discovered.

Sarah also discussed Charles Dickens and the Civil War.

This week’s Symposium Spotlight was on Chris Kolakowski. Tickets to the Symposium are still available by clicking here.

Meg Groeling reviewed The Limits of Loyalty: Ordinary People in Civil War Mississippi.

Kevin Pawlak offered his thoughts on being a historian.

Our Preservation News focused on the Civil War Trust’s 2017 Year in Review.

 

 

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