2018 Year in Review: #5

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We’re counting down ECW’s ten most-read posts from 2018. Coming in at number five, Kevin Pawlak offers us a battlefield mystery involving an officer once lauded by D. H. Hill as “one of the most finished scholars on the continent, and had [who] no superior as a soldier in the field.”

5) Did Alexander Gardner photograph Charles Tew’s corpse in the Sunken Road? by Kevin Pawlak (October 17, 2018)

“Charles Tew’s story is compelling,” Pawlak said. Tew commanded the 2nd North Carolina Infantry at the battle of Antietam. “Perhaps the mystery of Tew’s final whereabouts and . . . long-held and recently answered question regarding his sword have prompted an interest in tying up as many loose ends of the story as possible.”

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