Week In Review: December 10-16, 2018

It’s that busy time of the year: holiday season! We hope you’ve had a fantastic week filled with warm drinks, cozy memories, bright lights, and cheery music.

On the ECW Blog, we’ve been remembering Fredericksburg and also featuring some Christmas holiday posts. Enjoy the week in review and stay tuned for more stories and history from Civil War Christmases in the coming days.

Monday, December 10:

Question of the Week examined quotes related to the Battle of Fredericksburg.

Have you seen American Battlefield Trust’s animated map for the First Battle of Fredericksburg?

Tuesday, December 11:

A list of additional resources is available for the ECW Podcast “Levi Bowen & The 7th Pennsylvania Reserves.”

Meg Groeling wrote about Abraham Lincoln’s favorite gingerbread.

Wednesday, December 12:

Symposium Spotlight: Kristen Pawlak will be speaking at the 2019 ECW Symposium.

The ECW baseball caps are now available for online purchase. Holiday shopping, anyone?

Sarah Kay Bierle admitted that Fredericksburg is on her mind these days and reflected on the battle’s anniversary.

Thursday, December 13:

Sarah Kay Bierle shared sketches by war artists and correspondents from the Battle of Fredericksburg on the anniversary of the fight.

Derek Maxfield posted about Sherman’s assault on Fort McAllister during the March to the Sea on the anniversary of the attack.

Chris Mackowski featured the new interpretive maps at Fredericksburg battlefield.

Friday, December 14:

Paige Gibbons Backus wrote about Civil War Christmases in the military hospitals.

ECW Weekender spotlighted The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

Saturday, December 15:

Preservation News highlighted a victory at McDowell Battlefield after a successful campaign by Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.

Sunday, December 16:

This morning we made a list…of ECW books!

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