From the 19th Amendment and Eisenhower at Gettysburg to book reviews, a new look at a Civil War soldier/artist, and pieces about the Second Battle of Bull Run/Manassas, there’s a variety of content to review this week.
Sunday, August 23:
In the evening, Chris Mackowski shared memories of the Cal U Civil War Roundtable.
Monday, August 24:
Question of the Week featured seacoast harbors and forts.
Meg Groeling reviewed A Fool’s Errand published in 1879 and reflected on how “old books” help us understand history and culture of an era.
Tuesday, August 25:
Paige Gibbons Backus posted about women in the Civil War and the suffrage movement for the anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
Guest author Nathan Provost shared about Ulysses S. Grant and Clausewitz’s concept of military genius.
Wednesday, August 26:
Sarah Kay Bierle wrote about the 21st Mississippi Infantry at Fredericksburg and two accounts involving soldiers rescuing a baby girl.
Taking another look at Dwight D. Eisenhower and his connections to Gettysburg…
Coming soon to the Emerging Civil War Blog: Chris Mackowski’s special interview with historian Gary Gallagher about his new book, The Enduring Civil War.
Thursday, August 27:
Sean Michael Chick posted about artist Conrad Wise Chapman and his experiences during the Civil War which influenced his paintings.
Guest author David T. Dixon wrote about William Higginbotham and the African American community in Rome, Georgia during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
The August 2020 ECW Newsletter is now available!
Friday, August 28:
Chris Mackowski shared about Civil War Trails working with Civil War Roundtables to promote historic interpretation.
Sarah Kay Bierle posted about the art collection at Virginia Museum of the Civil War in New Market, Virginia, for a weekender trip.
Saturday, August 29:
Saving History Saturday highlights the news that $2.88 million has been designated for battlefield preservation through the American Battlefield Protection Program.
Cecily Nelson Zander compared John Pope and James Longstreet at Second Bull Run for the battle anniversary.
Sunday, August 30:
This morning Kevin Pawlak posted about fallen New York officers in Deep Cut at Second Bull Run.