Week In Review: October 15-21, 2018

From book reviews to military history to photographic investigation to primary source letters, it’s been a busy week on the ECW Blog. Check-out the links to all our recent posts in this review.

And…(drum roll, please) we’ve started our autumn blog series this weekend! Ready to learn about or discuss Civil War Railroads?

Monday, October 15:

Question of the Week offered a chance to talk about historic weather, campaigns, and battles.

Ryan Quint shared a book review on Surgeon James D. Benton’s letters, edited by Christopher E. Loperfido.

Tuesday, October 16:

The new ECW Podcast is about writing and publishing history, including an interview with Ted Savas.

Wednesday, October 17:

Kevin Pawlak wrote about historic photography and research at Antietam.

In mid-October 1863, Grant took command of a new military division in the west, and we offer some details on his promotion and first orders.

Thursday, October 18:

Sarah Kay Bierle shared a letter written by Joshua L. Chamberlain, revealing some adventures in fatherhood.

Friday, October 19:

We’re introducing our autumn blog series! Civil War Railroads

ECW Weekender offers details on Belle Grove Plantation’s commemoration events for the Battle of Cedar Creek.

Edward Alexander’s presentation at the 2018 ECW Symposium is now available on C-SPAN.

Saturday, October 20:

Preservation News features a press release from American Battlefield Trust and preservation leader from Tennessee.

Bert Dunkerly wrote a historical overview about the importance of railroads during the Civil War.

Sunday, October 21:

Railroads: Sarah Kay Bierle shared some photos of Civil War trains and railroads from Library of Congress archives.

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