Category Archives: Internet, Websites & Blogs

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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ECW Weekender: Facebook LIVE Along the North Anna

Join ECW historians Bert Dunkerly and Chris Mackowski for a Facebook LIVE history chat from the Jericho Mills battlefield along the North Anna River. Bert is a ranger with Richmond National Battlefield, which is hosting the event, and ECW has … Continue reading

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Maine at War: October 2020

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in October at his blog, Maine at War: October 7, 2020: D-Day on the Rappahannock Fifth Maine Infantry soldiers haul their own landing craft to the Rappahannock River shore before participating … Continue reading

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Echoes of the Reconstruction Era: The Political Violence of 1868

ECW welcomes back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog Over the last month I have been researching political violence during the lead-up to the Election of 1868. This is remembered today as the year that Ulysses S. Grant … Continue reading

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Maine at War: September 2020

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in September at his blog, Maine at War: September 2, 2020: A hero emerges at Chancellorsville, part 1 Charles Clark leaves school in rural Piscataquis County to join the 6th Maine … Continue reading

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Genealogist of Note: Ryan Hendricks

I never particularly cared who my ancestors were, but I have learned to use ancestor.com, fold3, findagrave, etc. in my research. Nevertheless, when someone actually knows about their ancestor who fought in the Civil War, I admit my curiosity is … Continue reading

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Maine at War: August 2020

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in August at his blog, Maine at War: August 5, 2020: Succinct in death, Valentine left a paper trail in life Simple though his head stone might be, Valentine Clewley stewed … Continue reading

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Maine at War: July 2020

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in July at his blog, Maine at War: July 1, 2020: Sitting governor runs afoul Republican opponents, part 1 Refusing to kowtow to political shenanigans in his own party, Maine Republican … Continue reading

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