Week In Review: March 30-April 5, 2020

It’s been a full week of posts on the ECW blog and we’ve launched a new series for April 2020. Don’t miss the book reviews and book chat, Chris Mackowski’s happy news, and the traditional April Fools post!

Monday, March 30:

Question of the Week introduced the topic of logisitics.

Kristen Pawlak shared about the St. Louis Ladies’ Union Aid Society for Women’s History Month.

Tuesday, March 31:

Kevin Pawlak posted about the Battle of Bristoe Station and how it transformed the Army of the Potomac.

Chris Mackowski shared a soldier’s perspective on war and civilians in the Shenandoah Valley.

Chris Mackowski wrote about Women’s History Month, his daughter Stephanie, and his new granddaughter, Sophie!

Wednesday, April 1:

Symposium Spotlight: Sarah Kay Bierle will be speaking about John Pelham at the 2020 ECW Symposiu.

Chris Kolakowski reflected on the anniversary of the invasion of Okinawa and its ties to the Civil War.

So you’ve heard about Rent-A-Horse?

Thursday, April 2:

Chris Mackowski hosted a book chat with author Brian P. Luskey.

Ending The War: Introducing a new series for April 2020

Ending The War: Edward Alexander has written many posts about individual soldiers during the Petersburg Breakthrough and we rounded them up from the archive.

Friday, April 3:

Kevin Pawlak posted a book review of The Cornfield: Antietam’s Bloody Turning Point.

ECW Weekender: It’s the final part of our touring notes for Civil War sites in Saltville, Virginia.

Ending The War: Chris Kolakowski wrote about fallen cities and we’ve shared his post from the archives.

Saturday, April 4:

Saving History Saturday: Pea Ridge battlefield scores a major preservation moment.

Ending The War: Sarah Kay Bierle shared about a new Confederate song toward the end of the conflict, The Bonnie White Flag.

Sunday, April 5:

Part 3 of the read-along of Sophronia Bucklin’s medical memoirs.

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