Week In Review: August 17-23, 2020

This week ECW welcomed several guest authors and announced the 2020 Awards, along with more historical accounts and preservation news.

Monday, August 17:

Question of the Week spotlighted events in the western theater.

Kristen Pawlak wrote about a family tragedy witnessed by an agent of the Sanitary Commission. 

Guest author Chris Bryan shared about the 3rd Wisconsin’s fight at Cedar Mountain.

Tuesday, August 18:

Sarah Kay Bierle made a confession about a book she threw across the room.

Guest author Tim Talbott wrote about the capture of a general at Fort Stedman. 

Wednesday, August 19:

Guest author Patrick Young shared about the echoes of the Reconstruction Era. 

The 2020 Emerging Civil War Book Award goes to The Fight for the Old North State: The Civil War in North Carolina by Hampton Newsome.

Thursday, August 20:

Dave Ruth (former superintendent of Richmond National Battlefield Park) received the 2020 Emerging Civil War Award for Service in Civil War Public History.

Dwight Hughes shared a primary source about moving troops quickly and how the military telegraph played a key role.

Friday, August 21:

Jack Melton—publisher of Civil War News and The Artilleryman magazine—received the 2020 Brig. Gen. Thomas Greely Stevenson Award from ECW.

Chris Brown with Civil War Trails highlighted history and sites to visit in Moorefield, West Virginia. 

Saturday, August 22:

Saving History Saturday: Central Virginia Battlefields Trust hosts their first-ever virtual fundraiser and gala, seeking to raise $10,000 for battlefield preservation.

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