Week In Review: June 3-9, 2019

One of the important historical anniversaries this week wasn’t Civil War related (75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings), but guess what! We found ties to the 1860’s…

You’ll also find traditional Civil War history with articles about Cold Harbor, the Gettysburg Campaign, publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and the Brandy Station Reviews. There’s also a new podcast available.

Check out all the new articles on the ECW blog post from the past week.

Monday, June 3:

Question of the Week focused on the Gettysburg Campaign events.

Kevin Pawlak shared about the 8th New York Heavy Artillery and their role during the Battle of Cold Harbor.

Tuesday, June 4:

Jon-Erik Gilot wrote about James E. Taylor’s war era sketchbook and finding those historic locations in the modern era.

There’s a new ECW Podcast available! Edward Alexander joined the hosts to talk about his cartography projects and the history of mapmaking.

Wednesday, June 5:

Sarah Kay Bierle introduced an extended series that she will be sharing about the Gettysburg Campaign through the journals of two lieutenants.

June 5th marked the first publication date of Uncle Tom’s Cabin as a serial story in an abolitionist newspaper, and ECW featured a CSPAN video showing historic sites related to the authoress and story.

Thursday, June 6:

Sarah Kay Bierle wrote about the 116th Infantry during the D-Day Invasion and tracked the unit’s history back to the Civil War and the famed Stonewall Brigade.

Our friend Brian Swartz has been sharing some great articles on his blog Maine at War and we’re excited to get to share some links to his work.

Friday, June 7:

Were you following the videos for the 155th Overland Campaign Anniversaries? We’ve got the recap ready for your easy viewing.

ECW Weekender shares some upcoming events in Prince William County, Virginia. You might want to save the dates or make reservations for these historic happenings…

Saturday, June 8:

Saving History Saturday announced American Battlefield Trust’s new campaign to save part of Gettysburg battlefield that has medical history significance.

Kevin Pawlak highlighted the friendly rivalries that surfaced at the Brandy Station Grand Reviews.

There’s a list of upcoming ECW member presentations across the country. Check it out and see if we’ll be in your area during the next few weeks.

Sunday, June 9:

This morning Sarah Kay Bierle shared a captured letter from the Battle of Brandy Station and explored what it can tell us about the opening surprise in that day’s fight.

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