Facebook LIVE for the Chancellorsville 155th

What a great day we had at Chancellorsville today for our Facebook LIVE event with the Civil War Trust. Hosted by the Trust’s Garry Adelman and Kris White (ECW’s co-founder!), a number of ECW historians participated: Dan Davis, Ryan Quint, and Steward Henderson (and I popped on there once or twice, too!) 😉

Beth Parnicza from the National Park Service joined us, with behind-the-scenes help from Frank O’Reilly. We also had the pleasure of Tom Van Winkle’s company—the president of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, which has done much as the local eyes on the ground to help preserve parts of the battlefield.

We covered the first day of the battle, action along McLaws Drive, the Lee-Jackson Bivouac, Jackson’s flank march past Catharine Furnace, Jackson’s flank attack, and of course, Jackson’s wounding.

Tomorrow, we’ll hit up Hazel Grove, Fairview, the Chancellorsville ruins, Second Fredericksburg, and Salem Church. Expect more guests to join us, too. We’d love to have YOU join us, too, on the ECW Facebook page or through the Civil War Trust’s Facebook page.

Here are a few scenes from today’s action: 

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Ryan Quint talks about Oliver Otis Howard at the battlefield’s Jackson Flank Attack tour stop.
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Garry Adelman (left) takes pictures as Kris White speaks to the camera, held by the Trust’s social media guru Connor Townsend. Looking on at Ryan Quint, Tom Van Winkle, Steward Henderson, and Dan Davis.
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Park Service historian Richard Chapman does first-person interpretation as David Kyle, the man who took Jackson down the

6 Responses to Facebook LIVE for the Chancellorsville 155th

    1. The Trust has begun loading past episodes onto YouTube, so they’ll be available there soon. In the meantime, you can go to YouTube to look at some of the Trust’s past Facebook LIVE events, including the two days of programs ECW was involved with back for the Fredericksburg 155th.

  1. Watched them all. Very well done with a lot of great information and entertaining as well.

  2. That’s great. Would like to attend one year. At the Battle of Chancellorsville May 3, my gg uncle, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient William Gardiner Tracy, 122nd NYSV, on a mission given by his general, found himself in enemy lines and rode for his life, shot at from all directions. If interested you can find news articles about it online: “Shoot Him! Kill him!’” which is what General A.P. Hill yelled as Will rode through. My website is sarahtracyburrows.com. I’ve written two manuscripts based on 200+ letters preserved which my gg grandfather Colonel Osgood Vose Tracy of the same reg’t wrote, mainly to his widowed mother.

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