Week In Review: May 3-10, 2020
You’ll find plenty of reading this week, including some special anniversary posts for Battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania…
Stay safe and well!
Sunday, May 3:
In the evening, Doug Crenshaw and Nathan Hall’s series about secession concluded with Part 5.
Monday, May 4:
Question of the Week focused on brigades – which is your favorite?
Sarah Kay Bierle wrote about Colonel Nelson Miles’s injury during the Battle of Chancellorsville.
Chris Mackowski posted about the Battle of Banks Ford and how to see it as a preview of Gettysburg.
Tuesday, May 5:
Terry Rensel shared how he’s been untangling the history of Battle of the Wilderness.
Drew Gruber helped announce some exciting preservation news for Civil War Williamsburg.
Brian Swartz’s recap from Maine at War’s April is available with links.
Wednesday, May 6:
Guest author Cooper Wingert shared about the Gettysburg Campaign and the Confederate “slave hunt.”
Sarah Kay Bierle posted a photo collection from a morning walk at Ellwood Manor on Wilderness Battlefield.
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Chris Mackowski created a video tour of Longstreet’s Wounding site on Wilderness Battlefield.
Thursday, May 7:
Chris Bowen posted new travel ideas for St. Mary’s County, Maryland, with Civil War Trails.
Friday, May 8:
Surprise! There’s a free ECW Podcast about Jackson’s wounding at Chancellorsville.
ECW Weekender takes a virtual tour of the USS Cairo at Vicksburg National Military Park.
Chris Mackowski shared about the Battle of McDowell.
Saturday, May 9:
Saving History Saturday shared about preserving a collection of historic Civil War photographs.
Sarah Kay Bierle posted Part 7 of Sophronia Bucklin’s memoir read-along.
Chris Mackwoski gave General John Sedgwick a salute at Spotsylvania Battlefield.
Sunday, May 10:
This morning Phill Greenwalt shared about the fall of Tallahassee, Florida, on the 155th Anniversary.