Category Archives: Battlefields & Historic Places

A Quiet Corner of the War

I recently had the chance to spend some time in Montgomery County, Maryland, just east of Washington, DC. I’m usually driving through on my way somewhere, so have never explored the area’s history very much. This particular day I was … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood Home and Schoolhouse

Today, we are please to welcome guest author Adam Curtis, a trustee with the Ulysses S. Grant Homestead Association in Georgetown, Ohio. In the spring of 1823, a short, stubborn man drove a buckboard wagon down the muddy roads of southern … Continue reading

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Rob and Bill and Blue & Gray

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the latest issue of Blue & Gray magazine. The featured story this issue, the Potomac blockade, was written by ECW’s Rob Orrison and BIll Backus. Rob—a regular contributor at ECW—and Bill are … Continue reading

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Snow Along the Sunken Road

A snowy day at Fredericksburg National Battlefield offers some beautiful scenery. Continue reading

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The Year in Review 2016: #2

The Civil War Trust once called Robert E. Lee’s headquarters at Gettysburg the most important unprotected land in America. After an impressive fund-raising campaign, the Trust purchased the property, restored it to its wartime appearance and, this past fall, turned … Continue reading

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The Straight Poop: Pushing Interpretive Boundaries

If you follow Civil War Trails on Facebook you may have seen a recent post about poop. Yes. It’s true. I hesitated making the initial post for a few days. I even checked with some of my board members to … Continue reading

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Civil War Trust Announces Two Big Successes!

This past week, the Civil War Trust announced two preservation victories. Their first announcement was an update on the expansion of Petersburg National Battlefield.

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ECW Adds Preservation Updates to Blog

Preserving the sacred places where the American Civil War was fought is a priority for both our authors and readers.

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Petersburg’s Second Presbyterian Church and the Christmas of 1864

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome guest author Mike Wright. The Christmas season of 1864 at Petersburg would never be forgotten by the soldiers who manned the trenches or the citizens of the town, including the members at Second … Continue reading

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Civil War Echoes: Pearl Harbor

Today 75 years ago the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, catapulting the United States into World War II – a conflict that turned out to be the country’s bloodiest save for the Civil War. Many of the U.S. ships in Pearl … Continue reading

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