Week In Review: December 20-26, 2021

We hope you’re having a nice holiday season! This week was full of historical Christmas accounts, a few book reviews, and lots of “seasons greetings.” Here’s the Week in Review, in case you missed any of the festive fun.

Monday, December 20:

Question of the Week examined narrative writers of history.

Neil P. Chatelain shared about his holiday village reenactments.

Ryan Quint posted about the Battle of Dranesville for the anniversary.

Tuesday, December 21:

Chris Kolakowski highlighted an artifact from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.

Sarah Kay Bierle wrote about Henry Abbott’s last Christmas.

Sheritta Bitikofer reviewed Josie Underwood’s Civil War Diary.

Wednesday, December 22: 

Symposium Spotlight: Neil P. Chatelain will be speaking at the 2022 ECW Symposium!

David T. Dixon reviewed A Notable Bully.

Derek Maxfield posted some musings about Santa and the Civil War.

Thursday, December 23:

Sheritta Bitikofer shared some reflections on Christmas and Civil War history.

Sarah Kay Bierle posted about Confederate Christmas boxes and the winter of 1863.

Friday, December 24:

Chris Mackowski wrote about the “birthplace” location in Central Virginia for the song “I heard the bells on Christmas Day.”

Sarah Kay Bierle added an account of the West Point Eggnog Riot.

Saturday, December 25:

Holiday greetings from Emerging Civil War!

Sunday, December 26:

This morning we kicked off Year in Review with the #10 most read post of 2021.

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