Week In Review: October 5-11, 2020

From pink Confederate battle flags and new discoveries in a Civil War photograph to Perryville and Chambersburg (and more!), there’s a plethora of new information to read and explore from this last week.

Monday, October 5:

Question of the Week played “what if” with the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.

Guest author Abbi Smithmyer posted about the Civilian Conservation Corps at Petersburg National Battlefield.

Tuesday, October 6:

Paul Ashdown shared about researching the newest book in the Engaging the Civil War series and the life of James Butler Hickok, aka “Wild Bill.”

David Dixon wrote about tactical innovation during the Civil War.

There’s a new ECW podcast episode as David Dixon and Chris Mackowski chat about Augustus Willich.

Wednesday, October 7:

Guest author Bryan Cheeseboro wrote about pink Confederate battle flags.

Jon-Erik Gilot posted about his recent discoveries in a Civil War era photograph (one of the most view ECW blog posts ever!)

Thursday, October 8:

Kevin Pawlak shared some history about Perryville, pointing out that the battle started over water.

Sarah Kay Bierle posted some history and modern research on phantom limb pain.

Friday, October 9:

Chris Mackowski heard a new “what if” about Stonewall Jackson and Gettysburg.

ECW Weekender: Sarah Kay Bierle took a little drive to Tom’s Brook battlefield.

ECW is back on CSPAN-3 with Dan Welch’s presentation about Culp’s Hill.

Saturday, October 10:

Saving History Saturday: The Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund announced new grants for six Civil War battlefields.

Guest authors Dan Masters and Scott Mingus shared about the Chambersburg Raid of 1862.

Sunday, October 11:

This morning…check out what’s new on Brian Swartz’s Maine at War blog.

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