Category Archives: Internet, Websites & Blogs

The Bridge Between Lincoln and His Soldiers

William Underhill, a volunteer with the Friends of Grant Cottage and a curator of all things Ulysses S. Grant on the internet, passed along an interesting piece the other day about a Grant memorial bridge in Washington, D.C.—a bridge that … Continue reading

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Author & Nurse: The Woman Who Wrote “Hospital Sketches”

With the new PBS series Mercy Street starting last weekend, there is a new heightened interest in Civil War medicine and nurses. We hope you enjoy this blog about a real woman who travelled to Washington D.C. and volunteered as … Continue reading

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Discovering Your Civil War Past: Part III

Today we return to our on-going, interactive blog series of researching your ancestor’s Civil War experience.

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Discovering Your Civil War Past: Part II

Welcome back to the next post in our Discovering Your Civil War Past.  It was great to see the diversity in all of your Civil War ancestry, from different branches of services to different armies and theaters, as well as … Continue reading

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“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” Reconsidered

ECW has been experiencing a phenomenon of sorts. Apparently one of our older posts, December 13, 2011, has suddenly become very popular–more popular than when it first was published. And when I say popular, I am not talking about ten … Continue reading

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Discovering Your Civil War Past

Many of us who have worked in the field of public history, particularly that of 19th-century American history and the American Civil War when presenting a program on a battlefield or a lecture hall often receive the comment before or … Continue reading

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The Clara Barton Sessions

So a musician walks into the Clara Barton Missing Soldier Museum and says . . . “What a great performance space!” If Miss Barton’s ghost was there, I bet she was surprised, but eventually, I am pretty sure she was … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Rectortown and Mosby’s Confederacy

One of the best preserved landscapes in Virginia is that of “Mosby’s Confederacy” located in southern Loudoun County and northern Fauquier County. The area’s roads, farms and fences are mostly on the same locations as they were during the Civil … Continue reading

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ECW Continues to Emerge

Weave in, My Hardy Life by Walt Whitman  Weave in, weave in, my hardy life, Weave yet a soldier strong and full for great campaigns to come, Weave in red blood, weave sinews in like ropes, the senses, sight weave … Continue reading

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Really? You Needed That?

I do not know if any of our readers know historians or history buffs. Perhaps you fit into these categories yourselves. If so, I hope this post resonates with you.

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