Category Archives: Civilian

‘Til Secession Do Us Part: A Citizen of Rome, Georgia Faced A Schism In Business, Life, and Marriage

ECW welcomes back guest author David T. Dixon The two-day pursuit ended in northwest Georgia’s Floyd County in early December 1864. Peter Sheibley lay writhing in pain, courtesy of a blow to the head from a Spencer rifle wielded by … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month: Who Inspired You?

To wrap up March and Women’s History Month, a few of the ECW writers will sharing about the women who inspired them to become researchers, writers, and historians. Maybe it was a family member or a book or lecture by … Continue reading

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Bucklin’s In Hospital & Camp: “I stood alone in the city of strangers” (Part 1)

In Hospital and Camp, A Woman’s Record of Thrilling Incidents Among the Wounded in the Late War by Sophronia E. Bucklin So…I decided to read Sophronia E. Bucklin’s memoir over the next few weeks. If you want to get the … Continue reading

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Civil War Nurse’s Book available for FREE!

Got internet? Then you’ve got access to a Free E-Book via Google books and just in time for Women’s History Month.

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Second Saturday Lecture Series: An Interview With Diane Klinefelter

Even though I spent several years living and working in Pittsburgh it always feels something like going behind enemy lines each time I visit. I had the good fortune to be raised in a strong Cleveland sports household and proudly … Continue reading

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ECW Archives: A Slice (or Two) of Pie

Happy Pi Day! Hey, we know it’s for the number Pi (3.14 which goes on and on and on), but here’s a fun article from the Civil War Cookin’ series in our archive:

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“To Defy The Predictions Of The Universe”: A Wedding Goes Crazy, The Love Story Goes Well

It’s February 14 and Valentine’s Day… So that means I get to bless (or torture) you with a blog post about a historic love story. Now, did you know that February 14 also happens to be a Union general’s birthday? … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Yuletide in Dixie: Slavery, Christmas, and Southern Memory”

“Slavery, slavery, slavery! All this talk about slavery is spoiling the Old South Plantation Christmas celebrations!” Or so might Miss Scarlett complain. Robert E. May’s latest book, Yuletide in Dixie, is focused clearly on the irony of two competing mythologies concerning … Continue reading

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Christmas In Winchester, Part 2

Continued from Part 1, which details the Civil War Christmas Winchester civilians always seemed to look back on with fond memories… By Christmas 1862, “Stonewall” Jackson had left the Shenandoah Valley for the final time. The general that Winchester adopted … Continue reading

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Christmas In Winchester, Part 1

Christmas 1861. The effects of the Civil War were already felt in Winchester, Virginia—a city poised at the northern end of the Shenandoah Valley. Men had been recruited from the city and surrounding area and many served in a company … Continue reading

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