Category Archives: Civil War Trails

Wheeling, WV, Receives New Civil War Trails Signs

Last month three new Civil War Trails signs were installed in Wheeling, WV. This effort was the result of a continued partnership between Civil War Trails, Inc., Wheeling Heritage, West Virginia Independence Hall and Visit Wheeling, WV. This is the … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: Women’s History Month at Weston Manor

Civil War Trails, Inc. has teamed up with the Historic Hopewell Foundation, Inc., and the City of Hopewell, Virginia to launch a new Civil War Trails sign at Weston Manor. The new story recounts the heart-wrenching experiences of twelve-year-old Emma … Continue reading

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Shenandoah County Park Unveils New Civil War Trails Sign for Tom’s Brook

“Don’t let anyone tell you that interest in the Civil War is waning,” says our friend Drew Gruber, executive director of Civil War Trails. “More new signs!” Drew passed along word from Shenandoah County about a new sign offering details … Continue reading

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Lost Order Found

I’ve been putting the final touches on the upcoming ECW What If book, getting ready to ship it off to the printer later this week. Of course, one of the most famous “What Ifs” of the war relates to Robert … Continue reading

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Paddle Along With Frederick Douglass

Adapted from a news release… Civil War Trails, Inc. has teamed up with the Caroline Office of Tourism, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the Caroline County Historical Society to update three of the Civil War Trails sites in … Continue reading

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New Sign Highlights Black History in Winchester

Adapted from a news release… During Winchester’s Juneteenth weekend a new Civil War Trails sign was unveiled at 15 North Cameron Street, on the ground of City Hall. The sign enables visitors to stand in the footsteps of the 19th … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: A New Voice For Old Stories

The following press release comes from Civil War Trails in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Civil War Trails, Inc. has teamed up with Fairfax County Parks and Recreation, Old Baldy Civil War Round Table and several … Continue reading

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Space, “Western Theater” not the Final Frontier

(Editor’s Note: The ECW YouTube page will feature videos from Phill’s trip over the next few weeks, kicked off by this discussion, which is also available as an ECW Podcast.) Recently, I had the opportunity to visit a few battlefields … Continue reading

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Intersections of History at Turner’s Gap

We often find layers of history when we least expect it. Take Turner’s Gap on South Mountain in central Maryland. Most of us know this was the primary gap through the mountains, fought over in September, 1862 as part of … Continue reading

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Civil War Roundtables and Civil War Trails

Last month, I did a little cheerleading for Civil War Trails. It was time to re-up my sponsorship of a sign, and I was glad to do so. As it turned out, in the days following, the Trails launched an … Continue reading

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