Category Archives: National Park Service

Snow Along the Sunken Road

A snowy day at Fredericksburg National Battlefield offers some beautiful scenery. Continue reading

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McElfresh Maps the Civil War in Watercolor

by ECW Correspondent Amelia Kibbe Along the east side of North Union Street, one of the busiest streets in the small city of Olean, New York, in the back part of the first floor of an old, six-story building sits … Continue reading

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Civil War Trust Announces Two Big Successes!

This past week, the Civil War Trust announced two preservation victories. Their first announcement was an update on the expansion of Petersburg National Battlefield.

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ECW Weekender: Upcoming Historical Holiday Events

December is usually a busy month for most folks. There’s shopping to finish, lights to hang, trees to trim, cookies to test, cards to sign…or whatever your favorite holiday activities are! In the midst of the busyness, it’s nice to … Continue reading

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ECW Adds Preservation Updates to Blog

Preserving the sacred places where the American Civil War was fought is a priority for both our authors and readers.

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ECW Weekender: The Nation’s Christmas Tree

High in the California mountains, a towering tree – named for a Civil War general – is the nation’s Christmas Tree. Designated with the holiday title by President Calvin Coolidge in 1926, the Sequoia tree still stands and is visited … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Gettysburg Cyclorama

I’d seen the Gettysburg Cyclorama once before — while in high school and on my way to Washington, D.C.—but had virtually no appreciation for the events it displays. Suppressed by a senior trip agenda, my last stop in Gettysburg was … Continue reading

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Huzzah for Our Friend, Ted Alexander

Once more, congratulations to ECW’s friend Ted Alexander, the recipient of this year’s inaugural Emerging Civil War Award for Civil War Public History. Earlier this month, Ted hosted a big retirement party following a 30+-year career with the National Park Service, … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Maryland Heights Overlook (Harpers Ferry, WV)

With cooler weather and autumn foliage on the way, it might be a good time to break-out your hiking boots, if you like to explore history in the great outdoors. How about a hike to see this view?

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ECW Honors Ted Alexander

As part of Emerging Civil War’s fifth anniversary commemoration, we are pleased to inaugurate a new annual award: The Emerging Civil War Award for Service in Civil War Public History. This year’s recipient is Ted Alexander, former historian at Antietam … Continue reading

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