Category Archives: ECW Weekender

ECW Weekender: Mary Todd Lincoln House (from the archives)

If you follow Civil War related anniversaries on social media, you may have seen the reminder earlier this week marked the anniversary of Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s wedding on November 4, 1842. Here are two 1840’s photos of Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender – Civil War History in the Pacific Northwest: San Juan Island

It was a stifling day as Asha and I walked the trail leading to American Camp. Despite the warm weather, we had a wonderful view from the southern point of San Juan Island. It’s hard to believe that this quaint … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Newby’s Crossroads

It is well-known where and how Dangerfield Newby’s life ended. But it is less known where his life began. In the countryside of Rappahannock County, Virginia, Dangerfield Newby was born to a white father and enslaved mother around 1820. The … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender – Civil War History in the Pacific Northwest: The Pickett House

When my wife Asha and I pulled up to the Pickett House, we didn’t know what to expect. I scheduled an 11:00 a.m. tour of the museum and national historic site with Edradine Hovde, vice-president of Whatcom Chapter No. 5 … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: High Ground Park (Fort Higley)

Have you heard of High Ground Park in Knoxville, Tennessee? You’ll definitely want to add it to your list of must-see Civil War site near that city. It’s a well-preserved and interpreted tract of thirty-nine acres which also serves as … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Virginia Museum of the Civil War

Thinking of making a trip in the autumn season to see the fall colors in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley? Consider add a stop at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War in New Market. Located on a key portion of New … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Winchester’s Cemeteries

Winchester—an important city in the lower Shenandoah Valley—had been a region hub prior to the Civil War. During the conflict, it changed hands over seventy times, and three significant battles took place on the outskirts of town, including Third Winchester, … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Exploring Columbus, Georgia with Kennesaw State University’s Upcoming Bus Tour

Looking to explore some history and museums in Columbus, Georgia? The National Civil War Naval Museum stands on the bank of the Chattahoochee River. It preserves the largest surviving Confederate warship, the CSS Jackson, as well as the wreckage of … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Rogersville, Tennessee

Tucked in the rolling hills of East Tennessee, Rogersville has a storied history dating back to the Colonial Period. Like most communities in East Tennessee, Rogersville had divided loyalties during the Civil War. Though Tennessee seceded and joined the Confederacy, … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Heading Back To Manassas?

Next week – August 28-30 – will mark the anniversary of the Second Battle of Bull Run in 1862. Are you heading to Northern Virginia for commemorations or just driving through the area?

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