Lots of historic anniversary posts this week!
Monday, May 23:
Question of the Week is about choosing a capital.
Tuesday, May 24:
Guest author Richard Heisler shared Appomattox witnesses meeting again in Seattle, Washington years after the war.
Dwight Hughes explored Lincoln’s politics, the Supreme Court, and the question of choice.
Meg Groeling wrote about a monument to Elmer Ellsworth on the anniversary of his death.
Wednesday, May 25:
Symposium Spotlight: Neil P. Chatelain shared the goals of the Confederacy’s European-built ironclad fleet. Come hear his “what if” at the event in August!
Sarah Kay Bierle wrote about the concept, facts, and memory of when Stonewall Jackson “liberated” Winchester on May 25, 1862.
Kevin Pawlak shared about the march to Manassas.
Thursday, May 26:
Sheritta Bitikoker posted her research about the Bullard Family from Mississippi and their men who did not return from war.
Kristen Trout wrote about the battle of Athens and its affects on Missouri’s war.
Friday, May 27:
Sarah Kay Bierle added some notes and the transcript of a letter that Robert Gould Shaw wrote from the Shenandoah Valley with commentary on his experiences at First Winchester.
ECW Weekender highlights the upcoming luminaria at Fredericksburg National Cemetery this Memorial Day weekend.
Saturday, May 28:
Saving History Saturday highlighted recent battlefield acquisition grants.
Guest author Katy Berman shared about Nevada’s rise to statehood.
Chris Mackowski shared a personal remembrance from the Fredericksburg Luminaria.
Sunday, May 29:
Photos from the 2022 Fredericksburg Luminaria…