Week In Review: May 30-June 5, 2022

Books, memory, battle anniversaries, and more on the blog this week as we head into the summer months!

Monday, May 30:

Question of the Week asked about favorite overview books of the Civil War.

Sarah Kay Bierle posted some thoughts about the “common soldier” for Memorial Day.

Patrick Young of The Reconstruction Blog explored how U.S. Grant has been reassessed and the treatment of his memory around his bicentennial birthday.

Tuesday, May 31:

Brian Swartz wrote about the 11th Maine at the battle of Seven Pines.

Guest author Patrick Kelly-Fischer revisited the Fall of New Orleans and its place in Civil War history.

Wednesday, June 1:

Symposium Spotlight: Jon Tracey explored the Army Medical Museum and professionalism.

Neil P. Chatelain shared an “ungentlemanly letter” between David Porter and Marshall Miller.

Thursday, June 2:

Sarah Kay Bierle explored the origins of a phrase in a Civil War conscript song.

Phill Greenwalt reviewed Cedar Mountain to Antietam, A Civil War Campaign History of the Union XII Corps.

Friday, June 3:

Chris Mackowski shared about the new statue honoring USCT soldiers in Franklin, Tennessee.

ECW Weekender: Sarah Kay Bierle wrote about visiting the site of Belle Isle Prison Camp.

Edward Alexander posted a sketch from Cold Harbor.

Saturday, June 4:

Saving History Saturday highlighted Preservation Virginia’s recent list of most endangered historic sites in the Old Dominion including two Civil War battlefields.

Brian Swartz shared what’s new on his Maine at War blog.

Sunday, June 5:

This morning Sarah Kay Bierle added some questions to ponder, regarding battlefield visits and photos.

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