Category Archives: Photography

The Erie County Soldiers’ Memorial

Paid for by Dan Rice and created by sculptor Leonard Volk, the Erie County Soldiers’ Memorial was inaugurated on November 1, 1865. Situated on an island of land, in the middle of U.S. Route 20, which the lanes split to … Continue reading

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A Riverside View from Donelson

A great view of the Cumberland River from the upper river batteries at Fort Donelson National Battlefield Park, near Dover, Tennessee, captured by Ulysses S. Grant in February 1862. The great Union victory also gave Grant a new nickname, “Unconditional … Continue reading

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Fighting for Time Along the Monocacy

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Mr. President, Am I in Command Here?

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A Visit to New Market Heights

ECW is pleased to welcome Shelly Liebler. Shelly is a photographer based in the Williamsport, Virginia, area. The American Battlefield Trust and Civil War Trails have teamed up to interpret this acquisition in Varina, Virginia: the New Market Heights Battlefield, … Continue reading

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(Even More) Views of the Limited Destruction of Atlanta

We’ve been exploring newly acquired photos from the Georgia Historical Society’s collection this spring. They come from a series that illustrate “views of Sherman’s limited destruction of Atlanta.” Executive Director Todd Groce and Nate Pedersen, manager of the archival and … Continue reading

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More (Limited) Destruction of Atlanta

Last month, the Georgia Historical Society kindly shared with us a photo from their collection that illustrated the limits of the destruction Gen. William T. Sherman visited upon Atlanta. (See it here.) Today, we’re pleased to feature a companion image … Continue reading

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Spotsylvania — Carrying the Flag

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John Sedgwick, 2022

I took time today, as I’m apt to do, to visit the site of John Sedgwick’s wounding on the anniversary of the event. It was a beautiful day to be out on the battlefield.

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ECW Weekender: Yorktown — Then & Now

Earlier in the spring, I went on some adventures on the Virginia Peninsula and ended up at Yorktown. Having recently read Wilford Kale’s short history of the area and stuck it in my backpack, I wandered around part of the … Continue reading

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