Week In Review: December 7-13, 2020

Lots of history gift ideas this week, updates on monuments, and plenty of Civil War history…

Monday, December 7:

Question of the Week highlights best corps commanders for the Army of Tennessee.

Jon Tracey shared about James Young of the 6th New Jersey Infantry.

Chris Heisey posted an amazing photo from Little Round Top.

Tuesday, December 8:

David T. Dixon posted his research about a doctor, his enslaved man, and North Georgia’s Union Circle, Part 1.

Sarah Kay Bierle wrote about VMI moving Jackson’s statue, offering perspective on the artist and the creation of the sculpture.

Suggesting “Symposium Books” for your holiday wish list!

Wednesday, December 9:

David T. Dixon posted Part 2 about a doctor, his enslaved man, and North Georgia’s Union Circle.

Early Bird Tickets on sale for the 2021 Symposium make a perfect holiday gift!

Chris Mackowski added photos from a December walk at Spotsylvania battlefield

Thursday, December 10: 

JoAnna McDonald posted about Ulysses S. Grant’s strategy for 1864-1865.

Sarah Kay Bierle shared a Lincoln themed Christmas card from the 1920’s.

Virtual programs and tours are available from the National Park Service for the Fredericksburg battle anniversary.

Friday, December 11:

Chris Mackowski wrote about the crossing of the Union army at Fredericksburg on the anniversary.

It’s Emerging Civil War Day at Savas Beatie and Chris Mackowki has a video update…

What happens when a monument gets history wrong (literally, in the inscription)? Chris Mackowski explored this idea.

There’s a new ECW Podcast with a conversation about Gettysburg and Civil War themed gift ideas.

Saturday, December 12:

Terry Rensel added photos from Franklin’s Crossing (the lower crossing) at Fredericksburg.

Sunday, December 13:

This morning Weekly Whitman featured a wintry scene of transportation.


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