Week In Review: January 31-February 7, 2021

Book reviews, continuing discussion on monuments, Sherman, African Americans and Civil War medicine, and more were on the blog this week!

Sunday, January 31:

In the evening, Steve Davis was announced as ECW’s new book review editor.

Monday, February 1:

Question of the Week focused on newspaper accounts.

Guest author Evan Portman shared his research about the Wilkesons at Gettysburg.

Tuesday, February 2:

Guest author Frank J. Scaturro shared Part 1 of On Monuments, America Must Never Surrender to Confederates, Old or New.

Steve Davis posted his review of ECW’s Entertaining History.

There’s a new ECW Podcast, chatting with Bert Dunkerly and Doug Crenshaw about their new book on Civil War Richmond.

Hal Holbrook, known for his portrayals of Lincoln, passed away at age 95.

Wednesday, February 3:

Symposium Spotlight: Matt Atkinson will be speaking at the 2021 ECW Symposium in August.

Guest author Frank J. Scaturro shared Part 2 of On Monuments, America Must Never Surrender to Confederates, Old or New.

Chris Mackowski posted about Sherman, the press, and culpability.

Thursday, February 4:

Guest author Frank J. Scaturro shared Part 3 of On Monuments, America Must Never Surrender to Confederates, Old or New.

Phill Greenwalt posted about Stephen Mallory, the Confederate Secretary of the Navy.

Friday, February 5:

Guest author Frank J. Scaturro shared Part 4 and Conclusion of On Monuments, America Must Never Surrender to Confederates, Old or New.

ECW Weekender: Sarah Kay Bierle posted links to a virtual exhibit about African Americans and Civil War medicine.

Saturday, February 6:

Saving History Saturday highlighted the efforts to document and help preserve Texas’s post-war freedom colonies.

Sunday, February 7:

Weekly Whitman featured Meg Groeling’s poetry selection “An Army Corps on the March.”

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