Week In Review: June 7-14, 2020
It’s been a full week of content…welcoming a new member, hosting a book chat, several primary source features, and—of course—some posts and perspectives on the trending news related to the Civil War and monuments. Here’s the ECW week in review…
Sunday, June 7:
In the evening, Chris Mackowski posted a photo of a sunset over Stonewall, Oklahoma with a little history about the town’s name.
Monday, June 8:
Question of the Week spotlighted the Gettysburg Campaign.
Sarah Kay Bierle added a letter from a soldier in the 54th Massachusetts addressing the inequality of soldier’s pay for USCT units.
Chris Mackowski invited a discussion about history and healing and how monuments are part of that process.
Tuesday, June 9:
Edward Alexander shared his perspective from a night on the streets of Richmond.
An update and links from Brian Swartz’s Maine at War studies and blog.
Wednesday, June 10:
Chris Mackowski hosted a BookChat with Leon Reed, discussing in the new book No Greater Calamity for the Country
Patrick Young shared a guest post, focusing on monuments, mass demonstrations, race, and the Reconstruction Era.
There’s a free ECW Podcast available featuring an interview with Curt Field who portrays General U.S. Grant.
Thursday, June 11:
Derek Maxfield posted about Anthony M. Keiley, a “distinguished inmate” at Elmira Prison Camp.
Sarah Kay Bierle shared an account about plumbers from the 12th New York saving the weekend at the White House in 1861.
ECW welcomes Cecily Zander!
Friday, June 12:
Guest author Abbi Smithmyer wrote about Fredericksburg civilians and the impact of the 1862 battle.
Chris Brown with Civil War Trails shared some travel ideas and tips for visiting Rogersville, Tennessee.
It’s time for another Zoom Boom and this one features Civil War Pittsburgh.
Saturday, June 13:
Saving History Saturday highlighted new preservation and interpretation opportunities near the site of Elmira Civil War Prison Camp.
Frank Jastrzemski asked what to do with General A.P. Hill’s remains which lie beneath his statue in Richmond.
Part 6 in Civil War Zoom Boom features The Tattooed Historian.
Sunday, June 14:
This morning Sarah Kay Bierle added Part 12 of the read-along for Sophronia Bucklin’s medical memoirs.