Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Week In Review: October 19-25, 2020

It’s that time again, and there are a variety of posts with some humor, photographs, poetry, battlefield anniversaries, preservation, common soldier stories, and more in this week’s review! Monday, October 19: Question of the Week focuses on battles in the … Continue reading

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CWRT Congress: It’s All About Added Value

By Mike Movius Early on, the founders of CWRT Congress realized that one of the best ways to promote and to achieve CWRT sustainability would be for the Congress to develop an attitude of providing value. But, at the time, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 303 Acres To Save In Tennessee

American Battlefield Trust announced the opportunity to preserve two important tracts totaling 301 acres at Lookout Mountain and Franklin in Tennessee. According the news release:

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ECW Weekender: The Green Machine Regiment Band at Ball’s Bluff

The 8th Green Machine (GM) Regiment Band will be performing an hour-long concert at Ball’s Bluff Regional Battlefield Park on Saturday, October 24th starting at 1:00 pm to commemorate the 159th anniversary of the Battle of Ball’s Bluff. Since 2018, … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 10/19-10/25/20

It’s the anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek, so let’s give the Shenandoah Valley a little highlight… Which Shenandoah Valley battle (any Civil War year) do you think was the most important? Why?

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Week In Review: October 11-18, 2020

It’s time for Week in Review… Happy reading! Sunday, October 11: In the evening, Patrick Young shared about the recent posts on Echoes of the Reconstruction Era. Monday, October 12: Question of the Week highlighted post-war lives of Civil War … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument – Reflecting on the Journey

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Mill Springs Battlefield in Kentucky became the 421th unit in the National Park Service. After much support from congressional representatives, this Civil War battle site has received a new and high level for protection and … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN 3: Paige Gibbons Backus

ECW returns to C-SPAN 3’s “American History TV” this weekend. The Paige Gibbons Backus’s talk from our 2020 virtual symposium, “A Fight for Life or Death: The Carnage Found in the Medical Field During the Civil War,” debuts on Saturday … Continue reading

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Grant Cottage Extends Its Season and Gets Ready for Some Big News

Grant Cottage has extended its season this year—just in time to help them celebrate some exciting news. With the autumn leaves still in gorgeous color, it’s an especially beautiful time to visit. Grant Cottage—located atop Mt. McGregor in Wilton, NY, … Continue reading

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Free ECW Podcast: Union Veterans & The Post-War Shenandoah Valley

How did northern Civil War veterans impact the Shenandoah Valley AFTER the war? ECW’s Chris Mackowski talks with Jonathan Noyalas, Jay Richardson, and Nikki Roland of Shenandoah University about their surprising research. Listen to the free podcast here!

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