Category Archives: ECW Weekender

ECW Weekender: Visiting Harpers Ferry

With cooler weather on the way and autumn colors coming soon, it’s a great time to plan some hiking adventures or strolling around a historic town. The ECW editors were looking through the files and calendars, and we found lots … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: The MacArthur Memorial

In the heart of downtown Norfolk stands the former Norfolk City Hall. Opened in 1850, in May 1862 Norfolk’s mayor surrendered to the Union Army on its front steps. Today, it is the resting place of one of America’s most … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: 1781 Brewery & Wilderness Run Vineyards

1781? That’s a Revolutionary War date! Why is it on a Civil War blog? Hold your horses – let us explain, and maybe you’ll be planning a trip to this brewery (and winery) and historic location. During the Fifth Annual … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: A Field Hospital Near Manassas

We’ve been talking about the Battle of Second Manassas this week, and if you’ve been inspired to get out to that battlefield again (or for the first time), you might like to know about this nearby site! A while back … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: John Wesley Powell River History Museum

If you’re ever traveling cross-country on Interstate 70 through Utah and Colorado, you’ll reach Green River, Utah, either just before or after crossing the “hundred miles of nothin’.” Here, in this little river town, you’ll find a local museum named … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: The Monocacy Aqueduct

Running alongside the Potomac River, the C&O Canal became part of the dividing line between the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War. Strategically important for both sides, the canal was caught between the two warring armies. Union troops … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Edinburg Mill

Mention the 1864 Autumn Campaign in the Shenandoah Valley and among historians and Virginia locals an image comes to mind: a landscape with burning buildings and fields. Union General Sheridan directed his officers and soldiers to destroy the agriculture, mills, … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Historic Kenmore and Ferry Farm

The City of Fredericksburg, Virginia, has a significant history in America relating back through Colonial times, the Revolutionary War, and the Civil War. Many Colonial patriots  visited or lived in the area, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Visit the Site of the Broderick-Terry Duel

Are you in the San Francisco area and looking for something to do? Pack a picnic lunch and head over to Daly City to explore the site of the Broderick-Terry duel. The famous duel that ended dueling in California was … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Camels at Vicksburg National Military Park!

Come on out and join the Texas Camel Corps on July 21, 2018! This special event is being held at Vicksburg National Military Park once again, highlighting a unique aspect of the western theater of the Civil War: camels!

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