Week In Review: June 27-July 4, 2021

Sunday, June 27:

In the evening, Edward Alexander posted about the 10th New York fighting at Gaines Mill and Cold Harbor.

Monday, June 28:

Question of the Week highlighted decisive moments in the Gettysburg Campaign.

Chris Heisey shared a photograph and a little history about Meade taking command.

Guest author Daniel A. Masters wrote about the Tullahoma Campaign through the perspective of a Union officer.

Tuesday, June 29:

Cecily Nelson Zander revealed Braxton Bragg’s “beach vacation” and history of Pensacola in the early months of the Civil War.

Guest author Richard Heisler shared what was going on in Seattle, Washington, in 1864.

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Wednesday, June 30:

Symposium Spotlight: The schedule has been released…

Meg Groeling shared her research on the 11th New York as a postscript to Recruiting The Regiment.

Chris Mackowski showed off his newest historical t-shirt and had a discussion about beards.

Thursday, July 1:

Chris Mackowski posted about John Reynold’s death and the Johnstown Flood.

There’s a new BookChat with Tom McMillan about his new book Armistead and Hancock.

Sarah Kay Bierle wrote the first in a short blog series Soldiers of Gettysburg and highlighted Lawrence M. Whitney of the 83rd New York.

Friday, July 2:

Part 2 of Soldiers of Gettysburg pieced together the minimal details about Winfield Scott Munson’s life and death in the 44th New York.

ECW Weekender revisited Kris White’s series in the archives: Gettysburg Off The Beaten Path.

Guest author Mark Harnitchek shared some book commentary on Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War & Reconstruction.

Saturday, July 3:

Saving History Saturday highlighted the opportunity to save 158 acres at Second Winchester and Gettysburg.

Sarah Kay Bierle added Part 3 for Soldiers of Gettysburg with records about Christopher Swann of the Powhatan Artillery.

Part 4 for Soldiers of Gettysburg highlighted the 11th Mississippi and “L. Purnell” who may have advanced in Pickett’s Charge.

Sunday, July 4:

Meg Groeling (and Walt Whitman) wished everyone a Happy Independence Day!

Kevin Pawlak posted about the 25 foot long eagle cake created by the women of Point of Rocks Maryland to celebrate Fourth of July in 1864.

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