Category Archives: ECW Weekender

ECW Weekender: New Market Battle Anniversary Tours 2021

I’ve answered the question a few times now on Zoom meetings: “What’s happening for the Battle of New Market anniversary?” Well, good news for events in the town of New Market! Both SVBF and the Virginia Museum of the Civil … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Chancellorsville and ChickChatt

This weekend marks the anniversary of the 1863 battle of Chancellorsville. Folks who visited the battlefield last summer and over the winter discovered that the Chancellorsville Visitor Center (CVC) was closed—not because of COVID but because the plumbing was out. … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Sailor’s Creek

Recently Doug Crenshaw and I visited Sailor’s Creek, the only major battle of the Appomattox Campaign. Fought April 6, 1865, it was just three days before Appomattox, but of course no one knew that yet at the time. The site … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Williamsport, Maryland (Part 2)

Perched on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal from the Maryland side sits a set of cannons, resting in the old fortifications built in 1861 to protect Williamsport and the important transportation resources in … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Williamsport, Maryland (Part 1)

A few weekends ago I took a Saturday drive to Williamsport, West Virginia and Maryland. The Maryland side of the river has lots of marked historical sites to explore. Part of my time in the area was spent along the … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Falling Waters

Recently, I was poking around the area of Williamsport on the Potomac River and exploring the West Virginia and Maryland sides of the river. I’ve always wondered “What’s the deal with ‘Falling Waters’? Was it really a waterfall or just … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Petersburg Breakthrough Anniversary Events at Pamplin Historical Park

    An in-person, outdoor event! Can it be? Spring is here, and Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg, Virginia, has announced two days of special events to commemorate the Petersburg Breakthrough anniversary and the event which happened 156 years ago.

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ECW Weekender: Civil War Week from The National Museum of the U.S. Army

It’s not this weekend, but coming soon! Hosted virtually by The National Museum of the U.S. Army, Civil War Week brings lectures by top historians, educational activities, and a discussion of Museum artifacts from April 5-9, 2021. All the presentations … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Tramping with Mr. Resaca

The sixty-three-year-old Union general ascended the parapet and gazed through his field glasses at the scene of a bloody stalemate. A Confederate sharpshooter a few hundred yards to the east took careful upward aim and fired. The ball pierced the … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas

  Located 67 miles off the coast of Key West, Florida and comprised of 16 million bricks sits the still unfinished Third System Fort Jefferson. Construction began in 1846 and the installation was named after the third president of the … Continue reading

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