Happy New Year! What a week as we finished our Year in Review with the final countdown to the #1 most read blog post of 2018 and kicked off 2019 with a wonderful week of blog posts on a variety of topics.
We’ve got maritime history, thoughts on the Emancipation Proclamation, a crime story, tour notes, stories with Mark Twain, a movie night selection…and more. As usual, all the links are below, and we invite you to enjoy this week in review.
Sunday, December 30:
In the evening, the #2 most popular blog post of 2018 at ECW…
Monday, December 31:
Question of Week invited readers to add their favorites to our Year in Review.
Looking back on the most-read blog posts of all time!
And finally – it’s the #1 blog post of 2018…
Tuesday, January 1, 2019:
New Year’s Day greetings from ECW!
Dwight Hughes wrote about New Year’s Day experiences for the crew of the CSS Shenandoah.
Todd Arrington shared about the historic moment of the Emancipation Proclamation and the new image on the ECW Facebook cover.
Wednesday, January 2:
Symposium Spotlight: Phill Greenwalt will be speaking at the 2019 ECW Symposium in August.
Chris Brown from Civil War Trails shared travels tips and historic sites to see in Oakland, Maryland.
Thursday, January 3:
Ryan Quint wrote about a murderer…who became a Confederate soldier.
Check out the list of upcoming presentations in January and February. Are there any in your area?
Friday, January 4:
Steve Davis shared about Mark Twain, story-craft, and the Civil War.
For the ECW Weekender, we featured a re-run of tour notes for the only Civil War museum in New York state.
Saturday, January 5:
Controversial news from the preservation department this week as a football team eyes a historic site.
Guest author Tom McMillan shared his perspective on the movie Gettysburg and how it shaped his life and research