We’ve started a new blog series. There are links to two C-SPAN recordings from the 2021 ECW Symposium. A little Civil War humor. A Key to Richmond…and much more on the ECW blog this week!
Sunday, October 3:
Here’s a link from C-SPAN to Sarah Kay Bierle’s presentation about John Pelham at the 2021 ECW Symposium.
Monday, October 4:
Question of the Week focused on Civil War music.
Starting a new ECW blog series: “First Experiences Under Fire”
Chris Kolakowski shared a memorial post for R.L. Murray.
Tuesday, October 5:
Guest author Tim Talbott wrote about Pvt. Emanuel Patterson, Co. D, 6th United States Colored Infantry.
Under Fire: Sam Watkins recorded his first skirmish experiences in his famed memoirs.
Brian Swartz shared the posts from September’s Maine at War.
Wednesday, October 6:
Edward Alexander took another look at the “Key to Richmond.”
Under Fire: Brian Swartz posted about Maine soldiers in the First Battle of Bull Run.
Thursday, October 7:
Meg Groeling found a little bit of Mosby’s humor.
Under Fire: Sheritta Bitikofer explored women’s experiences as they dealt with the aftermath of war for the first time.
Friday, October 8:
Under Fire: Meg Groeling shared perspective on that “moment before.”
Kristopher D. White will be Chief Historian for Emerging Civil War.
Matt Atkinson’s presentation about Earl Van Dorn aired on C-SPAN this week.
Saturday, October 9:
Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust announced the preservation of 51 acres at Perryville battlefield in Kentucky.
Under Fire: Sarah Kay Bierle added excerpts from The Red Badge of Courage, exploring the concept of first fire in the classic book.