Week In Review: May 8-15, 2022

Flying balloons, battle anniversaries, and more on the blog this last week!

Sunday, May 8:

In the evening, Sarah Kay Bierle posted about the VMI Cadets at the battle of McDowell.

Monday, May 9:

Question of the Week highlighted worst leaders in the Overland Campaign.

Frank Jastrzemski wrote about Colonel Charles Augustus May exchanging his saber for a cane.

Chris Mackowski shared some reflections about John Sedgwick.

Edward Alexander wrote soldiers accompanying Sedgwick’s remains.

Tuesday, May 10:

Guest author Jeff Ballard shared Part 1 of America’s First Air Force: Union Aeronauts and McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign.

Chris Mackowski wrote about “battlefield season.”

Wednesday, May 11:

Symposium Spotlight: Phill Greenwalt’s visit to Fort Craig.

Part 2 of Jeff Ballard’s research about America’s First Air Force: Union Aeronauts and McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign.

Thursday, May 12:

Chris Heisey added a photo from Spotsylvania battlefield.

Here’s Part 3 of Jeff Ballard’s writing about America’s First Air Force: Union Aeronauts and McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign.

Friday, May 13:

Guest author Jeff Ballard concluded his mini series with Part 4 of America’s First Air Force: Union Aeronauts and McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign.

ECW Weekender: Sarah Kay Bierle posted some photos from “climbing” Gettysburg battlefield.

Saturday, May 14:

Saving History Saturday highlighted Myer’s Hill battlefield on the the anniversary.

Dave Powell wrote about the Hammet family and their Civil War experiences.

Chris Mackowski shared some research about Union prisoners held near Jackson, Mississippi.

Sunday, May 15:

Sarah Kay Bierle wrote about Cadet Thomas G. Jefferson saving a comrade’s life at the battle of New Market.

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