Category Archives: Monuments

Saving History Saturday: Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial Restoration Complete

In the summer of 2020 work began on the restoration of the Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial located in Boston Massachusetts. The Memorial recognizes the first all-volunteer Black regiment of the Union Army during the Civil War. … Continue reading

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“Doing Justice to Their Share”

“[H]istory has not yet done justice to the share borne by colored soldiers in the war for the Union,” wrote Col. Thomas Jefferson Morgan, commander of a USCT brigade at the battle of Nashville. A statue installed in the town … Continue reading

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The Ellsworth Monument

Once again, May 24 is here. One hundred sixty-one years ago, Union Colonel Elmer Ellsworth was killed at the Marshall House Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, becoming the first Union officer to die in the American Civil War. Funeral obsequies were … Continue reading

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Hoosiers and the Civil War

Some readers may recall that I recently discovered some ancestors in the 30th, 44th, and 100th Indiana Volunteers. In the course of my research into their service, I have uncovered some interesting facts about Hoosier State troops in the war. Some … Continue reading

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Nutmeggers in North Carolina

Connecticut, known as the Nutmeg state, furnished 30 regiments of infantry in the Civil War and they fought far and wide during the conflict. Two of those units, the 15th and 16th Infantry, had unhappy fates in two lesser-known battles … Continue reading

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“Nuns on the Battlefield” Monument

Located at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue, Connecticut Avenue, and M Street in Washington D.C., there is a unique Civil War monument dedicated to the hundreds of Catholic nuns who volunteered as nurses during the conflict. The monument was … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: African American History Monument (Columbia, South Carolina)

A couple weekends ago I visited Columbia, South Carolina, for the first time. One of the evenings, I took a walk around the statehouse, admiring the architecture and exploring the monuments and statues on the capitol grounds. The African American … Continue reading

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I am Glad it is all Over

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“The day long remembered:” Remembering Bull Run

ECW welcomes guest author Anthony Trusso On July 21, 1861, the two largest armies ever fielded on the North American continent to that point engaged in the Battle of First Bull Run. By the end of the day, nearly 900 … Continue reading

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Memorials and Memory on a French Quarter Dog Walk

My wife and I, along with our spunky mutt Mouton (named after General Jean-Jacques-Alfred- Alexandre Mouton), spent the week before Christmas 2021 in New Orleans. My younger sister got married that week and we were sure to not miss out. … Continue reading

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