Week In Review: June 22-28, 2020

Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Gaines Mill, monuments, Juneteenth history, Gone With The Wind, and more… You’ll find a wide variety of posts about history, historiography, and Civil War memory this week! Pick and choose what you like or dive in to explore the full Week in Review…

Monday, June 22:

Question of the Week explored favorite Civil War songs.

Edward Alexander wrote about the many accounts of A.P. Hill’s death.

Sarah Kay Bierle posted Part 1 of a series on Gone With The Wind.

Tuesday, June 23:

Edward Alexander shared historical perspective on Juneteenth and General Granger’s orders.

Chris Mackowski reported on the indiscriminate destruction or removal of monuments, including Ulysses S. Grant.

Gone With The Wind, Part 2, explored the life of Hattie McDaniel.

Wednesday, June 24:

Chris Heisey posted about the siege of Vicksburg.

Meg Groeling added a quote from Elisha H. Rhodes about monuments in 1910.

Gone With The Wind, Part 3, examined society of the 1930’s and how cast members pushed back against segregation and discrimination.

Thursday, June 25:

On a Free ECW Podcast Derek Maxfield and Chris Mackowski talk about the prison camp, Elmira.

Gone With The Wind, Part 4, asked why the movie is so beloved through the feelings we associate with it.

Friday, June 26:

Chris Mackowski wrote about his recent trip to Richmond’s Monument Avenue.

Chris Brown from Civil War Trails offered some travel tips for your next trip to Easton, Maryland.

Gone With The Wind, Part 5, asked if the movie should be seen as art and what that might mean with context.

Saturday, June 27:

Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust has announced a preservation victory at four battlefields.

Bert Dunkerly wrote about the Louisiana Tigers at the Battle of Gaines Mill.

Sarah Kay Bierle added Part 14 of the the read-along through Sophronia Bucklin’s medical memoirs.

Sunday, June 28:

Sarah Kay Bierle posted about Union cavalry arriving in Gettysburg on June 28, 1863.

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