Statues, historic sketches, sunsets, historic cemeteries, hiking adventures, historic orders and letter, and more from this past week on the Emerging Civil War blog…
Monday, September 6:
Question of the Week focused on those who did not write memoirs.
Guy Hasegawa shared some writing advice from his experience preparing Matchless Organization, the newest book in the Engaging the Civil War Series.
Brian Swartz shared a list of recent posts from his blog, Maine at War.
Tuesday, September 7:
Doug Crenshaw reviewed The Boy Generals: George Custer, Wesley Merritt, and the Cavalry of the Army of the Potomac.
Chris Mackowski posted Part 1 of Alfred Waud’s “Sketchy Spotsylvania.”
Wednesday, September 8:
Chris Mackowski’s last look at the Lee Statue in Richmond, Virginia.
Sheritta Bitikofer wrote about her experience hiking Rocky Face Ridge in Georgia to find history at the top.
Thursday, September 9:
Guest author T.J. Bradley shared a Union soldier’s letter about Second Bull Run and the early stages of the Maryland Campaign.
Kevin Pawlak posted about the VI Corps’ order against straggling during the Maryland Campaign of 1862.
Chris Mackowski added Part 2 of Alfred Waud’s “Sketchy Spotsylvania.”
Friday, September 10:
Jon Tracy wrote about Ambrose Bierce and considering his writing as a primary source.
ECW Weekender: Sarah Kay Bierle posted photos and historical transcriptions from a recent trip to Dallas’s Pioneer Park Cemetery.
Saturday, September 11:
Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust is working to preserve 407 acres across four battles in the Western Theater.
Kristen M. Trout wrote about George Cain and his sacrifice on 9/11.
Chris Mackowski reflected on 9/11 and the Battle of Antietam.
Sunday, September 12:
Weekly Whitman: Meg Groeling added the poem “Weave In, My Hardly Life.”