Week In Review: April 11-17, 2022
We’ve been “campaigning through” the week with new posts in the marching series, a few anniversary posts, prisoners of war, and even Confederates and baseball. Read all about it here!
Monday, April 11
Question of the Week focused on Civil War marches as part of the current blog series.
Steve Davis posted about writings and biographies of Jeff Davis through the years.
Tuesday, April 12:
On The March: Sheritta Bitikofer shared an interview with a living history reenactor with some of the details he has learned through participation in events.
Guest author Max Longley wrote an update and correction on his research about Edmund Clarence Stedman.
For the anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter, Sarah Kay Bierle added a newspaper account penned by a distant observer of the events of April 12-14, 1861.
Wednesday, April 13:
Symposium Spotlight: We’ll be touring Slaughter Pen Farm at Fredericksburg battlefield during the 2022 Symposium in August.
Jon Tracey wrote about captured soldiers of the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry and their experiences as POWs.
On The March: Cecily Nelson Zander re-examined Generals Jackson and Early’s views and snarky responses about straggling during campaigns.
Thursday, April 14:
On The March: Brian Swartz shared research about a Maine regiment’s journey and what happened when J.E.B. Stuart attacked.
Check out the recently added videos from Shiloh battlefield from Chris Mackowski’s recent trip with American Battlefield Trust.
Kevin Pawlak posted about Lincoln’s final hours.
Friday, April 15:
On The March: Meg Groeling re-examined the Zoauve demonstrations of by-gone eras.
ECW Weekender shared some photos from Lee’s Mill Park on the Virginia Peninsula.
Sarah Kay Bierle added a note about research and tax records.
Saturday, April 16:
Saving History Saturday: Some new battlefield preservation grants have been awarded.
Guest author Bruce Allardice wrote about Confederates and baseball.
Sarah Kay Bierle posted about Private William Scott, a presidential pardon, and the Battle of Lee’s Mill.
Sunday, April 17:
What happened at a Grand Army of the Republic encampment? But we think the Easter Bunny survived.