Category Archives: Internet, Websites & Blogs

Maine at War: July 2021

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in June at his blog, Maine at War: June 2, 2021: Edward Baker was country before there was “country” Eighteen-year-old Edward Baker was a country boy all the way, raised in rural … Continue reading

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Maine at War: May 2021

Here’s what our friend, Brian Swartz, was up to in May at his blog, Maine at War: May 5: Fort Knox slates mid-July Civil War encampment Fort Knox, the largest casemate fort on the East Coast, will host a large-scale Civil … Continue reading

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Maine at War: April 2021

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in April at his blog, Maine at War: April 7, 2021: Maine’s largest cannonball is in … Hodgdon? Although he served only 16 months with the 6th Maine Battery, Aroostook County … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: When Frederick Douglas Stood Up to Anti-Asian Violence and Exclusion

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog Americans’ fear of non-white, non-Christian immigrants began in 1848 with the arrival of the first ship full of Chinese in San Francisco Bay. The Chinese came to wash the clothes … Continue reading

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Maine at War: March 2021

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in March at his blog, Maine at War: March 3, 2021: Super Horse meets his Gettysburg kryptonite As James Longstreet’s attack pounds III Corps at Gettysburg, Union artillery commander Lt. Col. … Continue reading

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Maine at War: February 2021

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in February at his blog, Maine at War: February 3, 2021: The 4th Maine’s Johnnies come marching home, part 2 A local band plays an appropriate tune as the 4th Maine … Continue reading

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Maine at War: January 2021

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in January at his blog, Maine at War: January 6, 2021: Maine naval officer fights on the Mississippi Acting Volunteer Master John F. Harden of Rockland chases Raphael Semmes in the … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: Challenges for Frederick Douglass Post-War: Black Equality & the Memory of Lee

ECW welcomes back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog I sometimes hear comedians joke that Black History Month, celebrated annually in February, is during the shortest month of the year. Rather than being emblematic of a slight, February was chosen … Continue reading

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Maine at War: November 2020

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in November at his blog, Maine at War: November 4, 2020: Antietam burial map, part 3: A Maine name stands out Among the 50 Union graves identified on the recently discovered Antietam … Continue reading

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Why Rivers Posed Such Problems in the East

I had the privilege of doing a program with my ECW colleague Bert Dunkerly for Richmond National Battlefield today at the Jericho Mills battlefield along the North Anna River. Bert is a ranger at Richmond and was kind enough to … Continue reading

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