What a week! There was no lack of informative content in the final days of February and first couple days of March on Emerging Civil War. We introduced a new blog series, partnering with Civil War News, finished Black History Month, started Women’s History Month, talked cavalry tactics and about an unfought battle, and recreated our preservation news “column” – just to name a few features.
We hope you’ll enjoy the week’s round-up and have a relaxing Sunday.
Monday, February 25:
Question of the Week debates leadership in the Civil War’s Trans-Mississippi Theater.
Doug Crenshaw wrote about African American soldiers during the assault on Fort Gilmer.
Introducing the blog series Extra, Extra! Civil War News!
Tuesday, February 26:
Additional resources for the ECW Podcast “The Forgotten Fall, Part 1” are now available and it’s a treasury of military history from our archives…
Meet Michael K. Shaffer, a columnist at Civil War News, and discover how he highlights where to find solid primary sources.
Wednesday, February 27:
Symposium Spotlight: Ready to learn about the Mine Run Campaign? Check out this blog post and don’t forget to buy your tickets for 2019 ECW Symposium to hear more!
Eric Wittenberg shares Part Seven in his series on changing cavalry tactics.
Meg Groeling wrote about Susie King Taylor’s life, journey to freedom, and work as Civil War nurse.
Thursday, February 28:
Meg Groeling shared a new photograph of Susie King Taylor and her interview with Stephen Restelli about the image.
Todd Arrington wrote about the first African American senators and their connection to slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
Friday, March 1:
It’s our reminder: March is Women’s History Month and you’ll find some special articles during the next 31 days…
ECW Weekender offers historical details about the life of Elizabeth Van Lew – a Union spy – and The American Civil War Museum’s upcoming event to explore her life and memory.
Saturday, March 2:
We’re retiring Preservation News and creating Saving History Saturday… Learn more.
Saving History Saturday celebrates an American Battlefield Trust victory at Seminary Ridge!
Meet Civil War News columnist Salvatore Cilella and learn how he became a collector of Civil War history and artifacts.
Sunday, March 3:
This morning Todd Arrington published details about the first and only woman to receive the Medal of Honor and her role in Civil War medicine.