Week In Review: February 6-13, 2022
The Civil War Forts Blog Series is in full swing and you’ll also find some naval history, a book review, a trailblazing West Point graduate, and more…
Sunday, February 6:
Civil War Forts: In the evening, Sarah Kay Bierle posted newspaper accounts of the Union capture of Fort Henry.
Monday, February 7:
Question of the Week highlighted Civil War forts.
Jon-Erik Gilot wrote about the engagement at Wishart Point and some Chincoteague, Virginia history.
Civil War Forts: Chris Mackowski shared about Fort Henry’s modern condition and location.
Tuesday, February 8:
Civil War Forts: Doug Crenshaw posted about battle at Fort Harrison.
Sarah Kay Bierle wrote about the first African American cadet to graduate from West Point, Class of 1877.
Wednesday, February 9:
Symposium Spotlight: The Sunday Tour has been announced — Slaughter Pen Farm at Fredericksburg!
Civil War Forts: Bert Dunkerly wrote about historic “tourism” at Drewry’s Bluff.
Thursday, February 10:
Civil War Forts: Brian Swartz examined two earthen forts in Maine.
Doug Crenshaw reviewed Voices of the Army of the Potomac.
Friday, February 11:
Neil P. Chatelain explored attrition rates of the city-class ironclads.
(Civil War Forts) ECW Weekender: Taking a trip to Civil War Forts through the ECW blog archives
Saturday, February 12:
Saving History Saturday: University students make successful efforts to save the historic site of a freedman community.
Chris Heisey shared a photograph of a Lincoln statue and some reflections on the Lincolns’ marriage.
Civil War Forts: Sarah Kay Bierle posted excerpts from a 19th Century fiction book that include descriptions of Fort Fisher.
Sunday, February 13:
Civil War Forts: This morning there’s a new post about the military history interpretive tablets at Fort Donelson!