Category Archives: Battlefields & Historic Places

ECW Weekender: “50 Days on the Mountain” with Grant Cottage

Grant Cottage State Historic Site atop Mt. McGregor in Wilton, NY, has been doing some exceptional coverage this year of Ulysses S. Grant’s time atop the mountain, thanks to operations manager Ben Kemp. Ben has been producing a live video … Continue reading

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Hidden 7th Georgia Infantry Marker at Manassas

One of the treats of battlefield exploration is discovering something new – or at least feeling like you’re discovering something new. Upon my first trip to Virginia in 2018, I was determined to follow in the footsteps of a soldier … Continue reading

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You are a White Livered Soul

July 1861 was hot and humid in Northern Virginia, and Sunday the 21st was sultry enough to be oppressively uncomfortable as the war’s first major battle unfolded along the swales surrounding Bull Run. Several hundred civilians living in and around … Continue reading

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Don’t Take My Photograph! Incidents at the Dedication of the 44th New York Monument at Gettysburg

As promised at the end of an article last week, here’s the piece from July 3, 1893, about incidents surrounding the dedication of the 44th New York Monument on Little Round Top at Gettysburg, including General Daniel Sickle’s opinions on … Continue reading

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Why is Barlow on Little Round Top?

Eager to step into the shade, I climbed into the 44th New York Monument at Gettysburg which poises on the southwestern edge of Little Round Top. It’s the largest regimental monument on the battlefield and is shaped like a mini … Continue reading

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Auntie Kearney’s Mid-Century Tavern

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author Francesca Costa… At the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey, visitors enjoy hiking trails and kayaking on the Hudson. Every weekend, people are surprised by the historic Kearney House they stumble across, because few … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 158 Acres for the Gettysburg Campaign

The following preservation details are adapted from American Battlefield Trust’s news and website: Today, we have the chance to secure a $28-to-$1 match to ensure the preservation of two key parcels of hallowed battlefield ground that figure prominently in the … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Gettysburg Off The Beaten Path

Heading to Gettysburg this weekend or in the near future? We’ve pulled Kris White’s series Gettysburg Off The Path from the archives for the weekender feature. If you’re looking for some unique stories and places to explore at Gettysburg, this … Continue reading

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No One Ever Received a More Important Command

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Walking the Battlefield – Fort Blakely, Mobile, Alabama

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Sheritta Bitikofer… On the evening of April 9, 1865, the same day as Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, another battle was taking place on the opposite side of … Continue reading

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