Grab some coffee, tea, cider, or hot cocoa and catch-up or re-read some of this week’s blog posts at Emerging Civil War. Some special highlights include a memorial piece, ties between the Civil War and Pearl Harbor, thoughts on the Mine Run Campaign, and some stories about 1860’s music in California.
Sunday, December 2:
In the evening, Chris Mackowski shared some armchair generalling about the Mine Run Campaign.
Monday, December 3:
Question of the Week invited musings on Civil War Christmases.
Kevin Pawlak wrote about how World War I caused some to look back to Civil War history.
Tuesday, December 4:
A new podcast is now available, and you’ll want to hear this discussion about the Civil War, ancestors, and the 7th Pennsylvania Reserves with Dan Davis and Chris Mackowski.
Meg Groeling fostered the holiday spirit with a post about historic cookie cutters!
Wednesday, December 5:
Symposium Spotlight: Dwight Hughes will be speaking at the 2019 ECW Symposium next August.
Sarah Kay Bierle shared about living history and historic pianos in California’s Civil War history.
Meg Groeling wrote a memorial piece about how former presidents’ deaths have set historical traditions in America and how some of those mourning rites go back to the Civil War era.
Thursday, December 6:
Sarah Kay Bierle shared a humorous, historical anecdote as a postscript to her post on Wednesday.
Friday, December 7:
In honor of the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II, we re-shared a post by Chris Kolakowski which explores ties to the Civil War during the 1941 tragedy.
ECW Weekender: Don’t miss Christmas at Ellwood Manor…
Saturday, December 8:
Preservation News offered a sampling of details about the Atlanta Cyclorama, a mortar round, and a Civil War statue.
Todd Arrington shared some historical details behind the new Facebook cover/banner photo on ECW’s social media page.