Category Archives: Reconstruction

Echoes of Reconstruction: E. P. Alexander in Washington and the Lincoln Assassination

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog We all know that Ulysses S. Grant gave uncommonly generous terms of surrender to Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox in April, 1865. Rather than … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: Misusing the History of the Civil War Era in Drafting Alabama’s Constitution

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog Usually we think of the study of history as a good starting point for the drafting of new laws. This is especially true when a state adopts a … Continue reading

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A Close Brush With History—UWF History Trust’s Black Politicians Exhibit

It was recently announced in the last Emerging Civil War newsletter that I’ve taken on a part-time position with the University of West Florida’s Historic Trust in Pensacola, Florida. I had begun volunteering in their Collections Department – and diversifying … Continue reading

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Stephen A. Swails: Black Freedom Fighter in the Civil War and Reconstruction

One of the things I love most about the Civil War community is that books are such a major part of our overall culture. I love a good book, and love the fact that so many people around me love … Continue reading

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Echoes of the Lost Cause: Autumn of the Lost Cause

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog The last month has been one of dislocation for those of us devoted to studying the Civil War and Reconstruction.  Nathan Bedford Forrest was literally relocated, or at … Continue reading

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Finding Miss Susie

If studying history has taught me anything, it’s that everything is connected. Places, people, and events that shaped the nation did not occur in a vacuum. The soldiers and civilians we read about did not exist in just one place … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: Stories of Atrocities at Civil War Prison Camps Increased Post-War Antagonisms 

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog Civil War prisoner of war camps occupied a big part of the consciousness of the warriors and civilians on both sides during the final two years of the … Continue reading

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Family Reconstruction

ECW welcomes back Katy Berman… The July 20, 1865 edition of Vermont’s Rutland Weekly contained the following item:[1] It is a remarkably friendly account of a native son who fought against his schoolfellows in the late war. No bitterness is … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: The USCT Continued to Serve After the War Was Over

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog July 18 was the 158th Anniversary of the assault of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on Battery Wagner near Charleston. The assault was the most famous single military … Continue reading

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The Legacy of John A. Logan

by Hannah Roesch Tucked behind a white picket fence in the heart of Murphysboro, Illinois, sits a museum dedicated to one of the most colorful generals of the Civil War, John A. Logan. Since 1989 The General John A. Logan … Continue reading

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