This week the history community was saddened by the news of Tony Horwitz’s passing and we featured several memorial tributes. You’ll also fine plenty of traditional military history and battle accounts.
Monday, May 27:
Question of the Week focused on cemeteries and burial grounds since it was Memorial Day.
Steve Davis wrote about the “Crime” at Pickett’s Mill.
Bert Dunkerly closed the holiday with a post on the origins of Memorial Day.
Tuesday, May 28:
Podcast Additional Resources for “High Tide of the Confederacy, Part 2” are now available.
Doug Crenshaw focused on Hanover Court House as McClellan’s high tide on the Peninsula.
Chris Mackowski added a memorial post after hearing about Tony Horwitz’s passing.
Wednesday, May 29:
Edward Alexander wrote about a Yankee officer who didn’t want reconciliation after the war.
Hannah Gordon – an ECW Correspondent – shared another memorial piece, remembering Tony Horwitz.
Thursday, May 30:
Sarah Kay Bierle revealed how she had to be careful and honest in her evaluations of Franz Sigel during the New Market Campaign.
Guest author Dr. JoAnna M. McDonald offered a tribute to her friend Dr. Richard J. Sommers.
Friday, May 31:
Kevin Pawlak added the account of Colonel Bailey at the Battle of Seven Pines.
Chris Mackowski shared the ECW Weekender and focused on Topotomoy Creek.
Saturday, June 1:
Saving History Saturday spotlighted efforts to preserve one of Missouri’s last Civil War era forts.
Sunday, June 2:
Sarah Kay Bierle typed up a primary source letter from a Union soldier during the Siege of Vicksburg.