Category Archives: Internet, Websites & Blogs

Long Time a’ Comin’

Topics like “Women Who Have Inspired You” usually have one format: a younger person looks back to an older mentor and sings her praises. I do not have that luxury. I am old, and all the professors who inspired me … Continue reading

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Maine at War: February 2020

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in January at his blog, Maine at War: February 5, 2020: Joshua Chamberlain goes on a strange tramp After the army settles into its winter camps in Stafford County in late … Continue reading

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Maine at War: January 2020

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in January at his blog, Maine at War: January 1, 2020: Help erect the first Maine monument in the Shenandoah Valley. The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is raising funds to erect … Continue reading

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Maine at War December 2019

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in December at his blog, Maine at War:

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Maine at War: November 2019

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in November at his blog Maine at War: November 6, 2019: Teen-aged Maine patriot wrote a song predicting his death A corporal with the 21st Maine infantry Regiment, Charles Morgan Searles wrote an … Continue reading

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Jerilyn James Lee and Why the Civil War Still Matters

A pretty lady walked quietly in the cemetery where her grandparents and great-grandparents are buried. As she looked at the dates on the markers: I realized from the dates on my great grandmother’s grave that she was born in 1859 … Continue reading

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Meet Mike Maxwell—Researcher Extraordinaire! (pt. 5)

Mike Maxwell and I met on one of the darkest corners of the web—the Emerging Civil War blog. Many of you will recognize his name from the “Reply” section. Luckily for me—and for Abraham—Mr. Maxwell was as fascinated by the … Continue reading

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A Little Justice Here, Folks! (pt. 1)

On February 6 of this year, I wrote a blog post about Abraham, a formerly enslaved person who was “blown to freedom” at Vicksburg. I found something very compelling about this man. He is young, seems to be relatively healthy, … Continue reading

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Do We Still Care About the Civil War: Theodore P. Savas

The cover story of the newest issue of Civil War Times asks, “Do we still care about the Civil War?” ECW is pleased to partner with Civil War Times to extend the conversation here on the blog. Today, we are … Continue reading

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Maine at War: August 2019

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in August at his blog Maine at War:

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