Week In Review: February 18-24, 2019

From Presidents’ Day to cavalry tactics and accounts for Black History Month, there’s a sampling of topics from the last week on the ECW blog.

Monday, February 18:

Question of the Week celebrated Presidents’ Day, opening a discussion of Civil War veteran presidents.

Kristen Pawlak offered research on the fight at Poison Spring and the USCT who fought there.

In honor of Presidents’ Day, we sent holiday greetings and few quotes about union from Washington and Lincoln.

Tuesday, February 19:

The ECW Podcast “The Forgotten Fall, Part 1” is now available.

Wednesday, February 20:

Symposium Spotlight: Kristen Pawlak gives us a sneak peek at her topic – Battle of Wilson’s Creek – for the symposium in August.

Eric Wittenberg’s Part 6 in the cavalry tactics study is available!

Thursday, February 21:

ECW Correspondent Meghan Hall interviewed Phil Caskey (2016 ABT Teacher of the Year) about his class project emphasizing the tragic loss of life at the Battle of Antietam.

Jon-Erik wrote about the Newby Family’s fight for freedom from Harper’s Ferry to serving in a USCT unit.

Friday, February 22:

Sarah Kay Bierle shared a photographic essay, featuring images of African American soldiers and civilians from the Civil War era.

ECW Weekender offers ideas for a road trip or weekend excursion in the Shenandoah Valley, borrowing links to articles from a series on Gazette665’s blog (with permission, of course).

Saturday, February 23:

Preservation News spotlights the discovery of a gravestone of a soldier from the 32nd United State Colored Troops in Delaware.

Sunday, February 24:

This morning Dwight Hughes offered perspective on African American sailors serving aboard the USS Minnesota.

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