Category Archives: Ties to the War

A Conversation with Hallowed Ground‘s Mary Koik (part three)

(part three of a four-part series) Mark Koik has been editor of the Civil War Trust’s magazine Hallowed Ground for more than a decade. In yesterday’s segment, told ECW Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski, “It’s calculus, trying to figure out what to … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Hallowed Ground‘s Mary Koik (part two)

(part two of a four-part series) ECW Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski is talking this week with Mary Koik, editor of the Civil War Trust’s magazine, Hallowed Ground. Yesterday, Mary shared a little about her professional background and how the chance the edit the magazine came … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Hallowed Ground‘s Mary Koik (part one)

(part one of a four-part series) For Women’s History Month this year, ECW Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski interviewed several women who work in the field of Civil War public history. This week, we share Chris’s conversation with Mary Koik, editor of … Continue reading

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ECW Celebrates Women’s History Month 2018

March is Women’s History Month, and to commemorate the event this year, ECW has a special treat. Last year, we profiled a number of women working in the field of Civil War public history; this year, we’re doing something similar, … Continue reading

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Early Spring at Spotsy

It was an incredible 79 degrees in Spotsylvania this afternoon. To take advantage of the weather, I took a walk around the Bloody Angle at the Spotsylvania Court House battlefield. Aside from the unseasonably warm temps, I found this delightful … Continue reading

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Floodwaters and Ghost Fog at Catharine Furnace

When the weather’s been good enough, I’ve been jogging on the Chancellorsville battlefield (or, when I have my 10-month-old with me, walking him in his stroller). The past two days have drenched us with monsoonal rain, but the temperatures have … Continue reading

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Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Due to our recent site migration, we were unable to present this piece on the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The 170th Anniversary of the final day of the treaty’s negotiations occurred on February 2, 1848. It had been 635 days … Continue reading

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Steve Bartman and the Battle of Chancellorsville

In the past few weeks ESPN has been re-running the Alex Gibney film Catching Hell. The film focuses on Chicago and it’s reaction to Steve Bartman in 2003 after the Cubs lost that year’s National League Championship Series (NLCS). There … Continue reading

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Did You Hear It?

Today (Monday, January 15) on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, I heard Princeton professor Eddie Glaude Jr. comment on “a culture war Donald Trump is waging as if he was Sherman marching through the South.” Here In Georgia, we have heard … Continue reading

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“The Valhalla of the South”

I found this text from an undated tourism brochure in my archives, which I thought was appropriate to share for Virginia’s Lee-Jackson Day, commemorated each year on the Friday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Historic Lexington “The Valhalla of … Continue reading

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