Week In Review: October 19-25, 2020

It’s that time again, and there are a variety of posts with some humor, photographs, poetry, battlefield anniversaries, preservation, common soldier stories, and more in this week’s review!

Monday, October 19:

Question of the Week focuses on battles in the Shenandoah Valley.

Derek Maxfield posted about a “crabby” experience at Point Lookout prisoner of war camp.

Tuesday, October 20:

Guest author Jon Tracy shared about soldier John Rankin.

Sarah Kay Bierle posted about a photo of some cadets...but it’s started a discussion that will definitely be going into “part 2” in the future!

Wednesday, October 21:

Sarah Kay Bierle shared a piece of poetry by General Frederick Lander, memorializing the Battle of Ball’s Bluff.

Chris Mackowski posted about remembering Ball’s Bluff on the anniversary.

Thursday, October 22:

Chris Mackowski shared a soldier’s diary entry about the aftermath of Ball’s Bluff.

Chris Kolakowski wrote about some lessons for 2020 from the experiences of sieges and prisoners of war.

Chris Mackowski posted about American Battlefield Trust and their commitment to history education.

Friday, October 23:

Guest author Sheritta Bitikofer shared her research on Delity Powell Kelly, a child in a Confederate camp.

ECW Weekender highlighted the Green Machine Regiment Band’s upcoming concert at Ball’s Bluff.

Saturday, October 24:

Saving History Saturday: New opportunity to save 303 acres at Tennessee battlefields.

Bert Dunkerly posted about Pennsylvania’s Mount Davis’ ties to the Civil War.

Chris Mackowski has been out at Spotsylvania battlefield on a great autumn day!

Sunday, October 25:

This morning Mike Movius from the CWRT Congress has some helpful tools and encouraging updates.

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