Andrea DeKoter walked into her daughter’s preschool class wearing her National Park Service uniform. The boys and girls looked puzzled as they tried to figure out what kind of police officer she was. DeKoter later overheard a little boy say … Continue reading
From the NPS: The public is invited to the grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center March 11 and 12. The National Park Service and the Maryland Park Service have teamed up to provide special family-friendly Grand … Continue reading
by ECW Correspondent Emily Losito Elizabeth Parnicza stood next to the edge of Stewarts Canal in Maryland, which the abolitionist Harriet Tubman and her father worked on during their time of slavery. The canal was built between 1810 and 1830 … Continue reading
Posted in National Park Service, Personalities, Slavery
Tagged Beth Parnicza, Combahee River Raid, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, James Montgomery, Maryland Park Service, National Park Service, Stewart's Canal, Underground Railroad, Women's History Month
News of the latest preservation fight in the Western Theater comes to us from the Civil War Trust. Take a moment to read Civil War Trust President Jim Lighthizer’s update at Fort Donelson and Parker’s Cross Roads.
Posted in Armies, Arms & Armaments, Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, Campaigns, Cavalry, Civil War Events, Common Soldier, Leadership--Confederate, Leadership--Federal, Material Culture, Memory, Monuments, National Park Service, Personalities, Preservation, Weapons, Western Theater
Tagged battlefield preservation, Civil War Battlefield Preservation, Civil War Trust
During my battlefield trips, I enjoying taking the “classic” cannon photos. Though serene battlefield markers today, these artillery pieces caused fearsome destruction during the Civil War.
Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Emerging Civil War, National Park Service, Photography
Tagged Antietam National Battlefield, battlefields, cannons, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, Manassas National Battlefield, modern-photography-17, New Market Battlefield, Stonewall Jackson Headquarters
Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Rob Wilson ECW’s December 24 re-posting of Meg Groeling thoughtful piece about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1863 poem “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” was, for me, a welcome introduction to the work. No … Continue reading
Posted in Arms & Armaments, Memory, National Park Service
Tagged Charles Sumner, Civil War poetry, harpers ferry arsenal, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, I heard the Bells On Christmas Day, organ of muskets, poetry, springfield armory, springfield arsenal, the arsenal at springfield
Get updated on 2016’s preservation successes with the latest year-in-review from the Civil War Trust.
Posted in Armies, Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, Campaigns, Cavalry, Civil War Events, Civil War Trails, ECW Weekender, Emerging Civil War, Internet, Websites & Blogs, Material Culture, Memory, Monuments, National Park Service, Preservation, Revolutionary War, Year in Review
Tagged battlefield preservation, Civil War Trust
A snowy day at Fredericksburg National Battlefield offers some beautiful scenery. Continue reading