Week In Review: October 3-10, 2021

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.

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