Category Archives: Civil War Events

ECW on C-SPAN 3: Grant’s Last Battle

The spring ECW virtual symposium concludes on C-SPAN 3 tonight with a final program and then a full rebroadcast of the entire line-up. Check out Chris Mackowski’s talk, “Grant’s Last Battle,” one of his most popular, at 8:00 p.m. EDT … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN 3: Sarah Bierle on Medical Care in the Valley

C-SPAN 3’s coverage of our recent virtual ECW symposium continues this weekend on American History TV. Sarah Kay Bierle’s talk on medical care in the Shenandoah Valley campaign of 1864 debuts this Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. EDT and re-airs … Continue reading

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Maine at War: May 2021

Here’s what our friend, Brian Swartz, was up to in May at his blog, Maine at War: May 5: Fort Knox slates mid-July Civil War encampment Fort Knox, the largest casemate fort on the East Coast, will host a large-scale Civil … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN 3: Jon Tracey on John Rankin

C-SPAN 3’s coverage of ECW’s recent virtual symposium continues this weekend with the premier of a talk by one of our newest talents, Jon Tracey. Jon presents a talk on John Rankin, based on his talk “John Rankin, Bravery, and … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN 3: Steward Henderson

The next talk from the spring ECW virtual symposium appears this weekend on C-SPAN 3’s “American History TV.” Steward Henderson talks about the United States Colored Troops. Steward’s talk first airs Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. EDT and re-airs Sunday … Continue reading

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Being Grant: Now and Then—Postscript

ECW is pleased to welcome back our friend, Dr. Curt Fields. Curt is nationally known for his acclaimed portrayal of Ulysses S. Grant. This week, he reflects on some of the highlights of his career thus far. (postscript to a … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN 3: Doug Crenshaw on the Battle of Fort Harrison

ECW returns to C-SPAN 3’s “American History TV” this weekend with another selection from our most recent “virtual symposium.” Doug Crenshaw’s talk about the battle of Fort Harrison will debut at 6 p.m. EDT and re-air Sunday morning at 4 … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: New Market Battle Anniversary Tours 2021

I’ve answered the question a few times now on Zoom meetings: “What’s happening for the Battle of New Market anniversary?” Well, good news for events in the town of New Market! Both SVBF and the Virginia Museum of the Civil … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN 3: “Lee’s Greatest Victory, Lee’s Greatest Defeat” by Kris White

We told you a couple weeks ago about the top-secret online symposium ECW was pulling together as a bonus for. If you missed details, there’s a preview below. All the segments will be going up on the ECW YouTube page … Continue reading

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Lessons for 2021 from POWs and Sieges

Last October I looked at how the broadly-parallel experiences of prisoners of war and besieged forces could provide perspectives on the coronavirus situation. Now, as 2020 turns into 2021, I again looked at these situations to see if there are … Continue reading

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