The April 2022 ECW newsletter came out on Tuesday. It’s a little like finding gold at the end of the rainbow—or finding Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee there (portrayed by living historians Curt Fields and Thomas Jessee). And, no, we didn’t Photoshop that image. We really had them together at Spotsylvania, and after a rainstorm at the Bloody Angle, we really did get a rainbow. This photo was taken in front of Stevenson Ridge by ECW Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski. He shares the story in this issue of the newsletter.
Also in this issue:
- Sarah Kay Bierle visits Alabama
- Steward Henderson walks in the footsteps of the self-emancipated John Washington
- Dwight Hughes shares some cherry blossoms
- Jon-Erik Gilot takes a break from symposium planning to pose next to a really big canon
- Kris White balances on the crest of Rocky Face Ridge while Dave Powell watches closely to see if Kris will fall off
- and whole bunch of us visit Carnegie, PA
… and more!
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