Category Archives: Civil War Events

Weekender: Gettysburg 159th

It’s the 159th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg this weekend. If you can’t be there yourself but wish you could be, the American Battlefield Trust is offering the next best thing: live videos all weekend long. Watch along here … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: Grant’s Bicentennial and His Changing Assessment

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog Last month’s commemorations of the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Ulysses S. Grant helped to place the general and president in the perspectives of the various decades … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg Luminaria 2022

After a COVID-related hiatus of a couple years, the annual Memorial Day Luminaria at Fredericksburg National Cemetery returned last night.

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“Battlefield Season”

“Battlefield season,” as I refer to early May, is always an especially busy time of year for me. Of the five battlefields I live among, the battles of Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania all took place in early and mid-May, with … Continue reading

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Happy 200th Birthday, Ulysses S. Grant!

I think we sometimes forget the magnitude of what Ulysses S. Grant did: he saved the United States of America. That’s no small thing, saving the country. And he did so in a way that ensured the end of slavery, … Continue reading

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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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