Category Archives: Internet, Websites & Blogs

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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Maine at War: July 2019

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in July at his blog Maine at War: July 3, 2019: Fourteen names printed on 12 lines A central Maine newspaper requires only 12 lines of type to list 14 soldiers from the … Continue reading

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The Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute: The Last Days of the Confederacy in N.C.

ECW’s good friend Michael Hardy, one of the best regimental-level historians working in the business today, took to the stage in the late morning to talk about the last days of the Confederacy in North Carolina. Of course, the last … Continue reading

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FREE! ECW Podcast “Civil War Round Table Congress” Is Now Available

Just what is the Civil War Roundtable Congress, and how can it help Civil War groups? ECW’s Chris Mackowski talks with the Congress’s organizer, Mike Movius, to find out more. Sound exciting? We’re going to make it even better. This … Continue reading

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Maine at War: June 2019

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in June at his blog Maine at War: June 5, 2019 Enrollment Act laid out the new national draft in detail Running low on warm bodies to prosecute the war against … Continue reading

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“Intruder in the Dust” and Pickett’s Charge

In year’s past on July 3, we’ve shared the words of William Faulkner from Intruder in the Dust that recount that moment, just before the start of Pickett’s Charge, pregnant with possibility. Today, on our YouTube page, I took a … Continue reading

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A Recap of the Overland Campaign’s 155th

One hundred fifty-five years ago, Ulysses S. Grant sat on the doorstep of Richmond, trying to figure out his next step now that Robert E. Lee had stymied him once again. The Overland Campaign was about to shift into a … Continue reading

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