Category Archives: USCT

Dying Far From Home: Pvt. Edward Williams, Co. C, 6th USCI

ECW is pleased to welcome back Tim Talbott, director of education and interpretation at Pamplin Historical Park During the Civil War, soldiers sometimes attempted to describe the nature of combat to friends and loved ones unfamiliar with warfare. In the … Continue reading

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TONIGHT: Steward Henderson on the USCT

Don’t forget, tonight at 7:00 p.m., the ECW YouTube page will feature a special premier of a talk by Steward Henderson about the USCT in the Civil War. At the ECW Virtual Symposium last spring, Steward shared the story of … Continue reading

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Steward Henderson on the U.S.C.T.

We have a special treat for you coming up this Friday evening on the ECW YouTube page: Steward Henderson will be talking about the United States Colored Troops and some of the work he’s done—along with many other dedicated folks—to … Continue reading

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Western Swing: Day 05

For day five of our video swing of western battlefields with the American Battlefield Trust, we skipped ahead to 1864. This was an exciting opportunity for me to do some interpretation on some battlefields I’d never had the chance to … 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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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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Fallen, but Not Forgotten: Pvt. Emanuel Patterson, Co. D, 6th United States Colored Infantry

ECW is pleased to welcome back Tim Talbott, director of education and interpretation at Pamplin Historical Park On October 10, 1858, Emanuel Patterson stood beside Elizabeth Perrill in the home of William Fox, justice of the peace for Aleppo Township, … 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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Purge of the Second Louisiana Native Guards

Sometimes courage and leadership among military officers lies not in leading a battlefield charge, but challenging injustice directly. Such leadership occurred by the line officers of the Louisiana Native Guards, the largest concentration of African American military officers in the … Continue reading

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From the Plantation to the Battlefield

“Journey of a slave from the plantation to the battlefield”

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