Category Archives: Campaigns

Question of the Week: 4/15-4/21/19

It’s historic anniversary season for McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign… So which battle or skirmish on the Virginia Peninsula was most significant and important between March and June 1862? Why? Let’s leave the Seven Days Battles for another discussion…

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On To Appomattox…

As the days passed and the armies slogged forward in the days after the breakthrough at Petersburg, civilian and soldier alike sensed a coming end of the Army of Northern Virginia. Through the week, Union cavalry and infantry cut off … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: “The Forgotten Fall, Part 2”

Did you catch last week’s podcast? Part 2 focusing on Autumn 1863, it delved into the history at Mine Run and discussed the “great battle never fought.” Today, we’ve rounded-up some sources from our archives to add to the conversation. … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “The Forgotten Fall, Part 2” Is Now Available

Have you been waiting for the continuation of the “The Forgotten Fall”? Chris Mackowski and Kris White started this conversation in February and now it’s time to finish the discussion on the ECW Podcast! They’ll pick up their conversation from … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 3/11-3/17/19

The Battles of Kernstown, McDowell, Front Royal, Winchester, Cross Keys, Port Republic were fought during the 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. In your opinion, which was most significant to the campaign and why?

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“Blowed to Freedom!”: Abraham and the Vicksburg Mine

Every February ECW does a series of posts about African Americans and the Civil War. There are many from which to choose, but I have made it my mission, as it were, to find those who are not as well … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 2/4-2/10/19

The capture of Forts Henry and Donelson by a combined Union army and naval force in February 1862 opened a military path in the western theater and scored a morale victory for the north. In your opinion, what would have … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “The Last Road and New Co-Host” Is Now Available

It’s the first ECW Podcast of 2019! We’re welcoming a new co-host on the podcast and talking about one of the most studied campaigns of the Civil War. Join Chris Mackowski for a conversation with ECW’s Dan Welch, co-author of “The … Continue reading

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General Sherman’s Christmas in Savannah

Despite the dire predictions of what the terrible Sherman might do to the fine city of Savannah once he got his claws on it, the people of the city soon found that the lion had turned pussycat.  Of course, anything … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: “Forgotten? The Tullahoma Campaign”

Let’s giveaway some information and links for the additional resources related to our newest podcast! (Yeah, we know the additional resources usually appear on the blog on the following week after the new podcast’s release, but as we checked the … Continue reading

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