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From the ECW Archives: Trevilian Station

On June 11 and 12, 1864, the Battle of Trevilian Station occurred. Union cavalry commanded by Major General Philip Sheridan swung southward, planning to join up with General David Hunter at Charlottesville, Virginia. However, near Trevilian Station Confederate cavalry commanded … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: “Making Civil War Maps”

Last week we released the podcast episode with Edward Alexander, Dan Welch, and Chris Mackowski talking about Civil War cartography in the 1860’s and the modern era. Edward has recently launched his own business, creating historical maps. He shares about … Continue reading

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“Dedicated to the Study of Women’s Roles in the Civil War” — An Interview with Janet Whaley

ECW Editor Sarah Kay Bierle had a chance to ask some questions to Janet Whaley, a board Member at the Society for Women and The Civil War. We’re pleased to share their conversation. Q: Can you tell us a little … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 6/10-6/16/19

In your opinion, what’s the key primary source or primary source quote for understanding the Overland Campaign?

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Week In Review: June 3-9, 2019

One of the important historical anniversaries this week wasn’t Civil War related (75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings), but guess what! We found ties to the 1860’s… You’ll also find traditional Civil War history with articles about Cold Harbor, the … Continue reading

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June-July 2019 Presentations

Editor’s Note: Our apologies for publishing this list a week later than usual, but there are a lot of ECW members speaking during the rest of the month. We hope you’ll be able to catch one of their presentations! June: … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust to Save Field Hospital Site at Gettysburg

Recently, the American Battlefield Trust (in partnership with the Land Conservancy of Adams County) announced their latest campaign to save more hallowed ground at Gettysburg, less than one month out from the battle’s 156th anniversary. Not far from the Seminary … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Save These Dates and Head To Prince William County

Save the dates! Prince William County (Virginia) is hosting some great events and highlighting lots of local history with Civil War ties this summer. Some are free, others require registration and a small; all offer a chance to explore sites … Continue reading

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A Recap of the Overland Campaign’s 155th

One hundred fifty-five years ago, Ulysses S. Grant sat on the doorstep of Richmond, trying to figure out his next step now that Robert E. Lee had stymied him once again. The Overland Campaign was about to shift into a … Continue reading

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Maine at War: May 2019

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to on his blog, Maine at War, in May 2019 (check it out!): May 1, 2019 New book titled Maine at War (Volume 1) covers an exciting 18th-month period Maine at War blogger … Continue reading

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