Week In Review: August 20-26, 2018

Was it back to school week for you, your kids, or grandkids? It’s that time of year, and some of our ECW writers are settling into their new schedules for teaching or post-summer jobs.

The week might have started slower than usual on the blog, but as the week progressed we got to share some exciting news which is now “blog official.”

Don’t miss the first two press releases announcing the special ECW Awards presented at our Symposium earlier this month! 

Monday, August 20:

Question of the Week invited contemplation on famous speeches by Abraham Lincoln.

Tuesday, August 21:

Sarah Kay Bierle shared a letter written in August 1863 by Joshua L. Chamberlain.

Wednesday, August 22:

Emerging Civil War revived and re-shared a post by Phill Greenwalt about Stephen D. Lee.

Press Release of the ECW Book of the Year Award for 2018

Thursday, August 23:

Chris Kolakowski mused on historic anniversaries and timeline dates in a thought-provoking post.

Press Release of the ECW 2018 Thomas Greeley Stevenson Award

Friday, August 24:

Edward Alexander wrote about a new map for Reams Station trails.

ECW Weekender by Sarah Kay Bierle presented the John Wesley Powell River History Museum in Green River, UT as a location to learn about the life a Union Civil War veteran and his post war explorations.

Saturday, August 25:

Preservation News highlighted National Park Service efforts to repair and preserve Fort Pickens in Florida.

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