Can we say “Gettysburg” and “Vicksburg”? Although you’ll other themed posts and information, these two names seemed to dominate the blog program this week. Check out some new research and retelling of old favorite stories from this week…
Monday, July 1:
Question of the Week invited opinions on brigade commanders at Gettysburg?
Sarah Kay Bierle wrote about the letters General Francis C. Barlow destroyed at Gettysburg on July 1.
There’s a list of upcoming presentations by the ECW crew! Will we be in your area soon?
Tuesday, July 2:
On the new episode of the ECW Podcast Dan Welch and Chris Mackowski talk about their favorite places on Gettysburg battlefield.
Steve Davis wrote about General Benning’s Georgians and the guns they captured on July 2, 1863.
Did you know Chris M. and some of the other ECW guys were hanging out in Gettysburg? And making YouTube videos at certain battlefield locations?
Wednesday, July 3:
Symposium Spotlight: The event is sold out, but we are taking names for a waiting list and there should be room for a few more.
Kevin Pawlak share about how a soldier described his battle experiences.
Chris Mackowski gives new perspective on William Faulkner, Mississippi regiments, and Pickett’s Charge in a special “on-location” moment.
Thursday, July 4:
Wishing all our readers a very Happy Independence Day!
On July 4, 1864, in Andersonville’s prison stockade thousands of Union soldiers sang The Star-Spangled Banner. Sarah Kay Bierle shared the primary source details.
Chris Mackowski wrote about Vicksburg and reactions to Independence Day.
Friday, July 5:
Paige Gibbons-Backus detailed the experiences of the wounded soldiers in Gettysburg’s aftermath.
ECW Weekender: Add these living history programs at Vicksburg National Military Park to your summer travel list!
Saturday, July 6:
Saving History Saturday spotlighted American Battlefield Trust’s new efforts to save land at Stones River.
Derek Maxfield reviewed a new book about Civil War prisons.
Sunday, July 7:
This morning Edward Alexander shared about the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery and their role during the Gettysburg Campaign.