Week In Review: November 3-10, 2019

It’s been a week of news for the Civil War community with a retirement of a long-time preservation leader and the memorial remembrances for a well-known historian. ECW has covered both events, and you’ll also find a nice variety of history articles, including a book review, several primary source highlights, photographic research, and more.

Sunday, November 3:

In the evening, a post appeared with links to Brian Swartz’s latest research for Maine at War.

Monday, November 4:

Question of the Week focused on the Civil War elections.

News from American Battlefield Trust: Jim Lighthizer’s retirement…

Jon-Erik Gilot posted a review for a new book on the Battle of Johnsonville.

Tuesday, November 5:

Kevin Pawlak added an article about 20th Century Hollywood ties to the Antietam cornfield.

Sarah Kay Bierle posted about an artillery manual with some unique “additions.”

Wednesday, November 6:

We’re looking back to our series from 2016 on 1860’s Politics.

Sarah Kay Bierle added some primary source perspective about the armies converging on Fredericksburg in November 1862.

New ECW presentations from the 2019 Symposium are airing on CSPAN.

Thursday, November 7:

A new ECW podcast arrived, focusing on George McClellan’s last days in command.

Sarah Kay Bierle posted about Lee’s message to Breckinridge as the New Market Campaign opened.

Friday, November 8:

Remembering historian James “Bud” Robertson, Jr.

Chris Mackowski wrote about some surprises in a historic photograph.

ECW Weekender came from the archives and was Julie Mujic’s notes on the Mary Todd Lincoln house.

Saturday, November 9:

Saving History Saturday offered ideas for Veterans Day.

Sunday, November 10:

This morning Part 2 of remembrances for James “Bud” Robertson, Jr. posted.

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