Category Archives: YouTube

9-11 and the Lessons of Antietam–10 years later

Ten years ago, on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, I offered a remembrance of sorts about the magnitude of the day coupled with a cautionary reflection about our national tendency to forget events of such magnitude. To make my point, … Continue reading

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A Very British Civil War Connection

ECW is pleased to welcome Daz of American Civil War & U.K. History with a special man-on-the-scene report. Photos courtesy of Gaz de Vere At the beginning of July, I first found out about a dedication ceremony to honour an … Continue reading

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ECW Honors Gary Gallagher with Award for Service in the Field of Civil War Public History

Emerging Civil War has selected Dr. Gary W. Gallagher as the 2021 recipient of the Emerging Civil War Award for Service in the Field of Civil War Public History. The award recognizes the work of an individual or organization that … Continue reading

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Grant’s Last Battle, July 23

July 23 is the anniversary of the death of Ulysses S. Grant in 1885. For our spring ECW Virtual Symposium, I had the privilege of sharing the story of Grant’s Last Battle: The Story Behind the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses … Continue reading

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Stumped at Spotsy?

What does this cement block have to do with the battle of the Mule Shoe at Spotsylvania Court House? Spotsy Stump marker

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ECW’S Overland Campaign on YouTube

Don’t forget, ECW has a ton of material on our YouTube page about the Overland Campaign. Check out our “Overland Campaign” playlist, with more than twenty-five videos. You’ll find something for just about every day of the campaign as it … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN 3: “Lee’s Greatest Victory, Lee’s Greatest Defeat” by Kris White

We told you a couple weeks ago about the top-secret online symposium ECW was pulling together as a bonus for. If you missed details, there’s a preview below. All the segments will be going up on the ECW YouTube page … Continue reading

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Video Tour of Jackson’s Flank March

Today’s the anniversary of Stonewall Jackson’s fateful flank march at the 1863 battle of Chancellorsville. In 2020, ECW’s Chris Mackowski did a video tour along the flank march route. You can take a watch from the ECW YouTube page:

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Exploring Gettysburg with Sue Boardman (part one)

part one of a series To commemorate Women’s History Month, I asked historian Sue Boardman if she’s be willing to spend some time showing me around her favorite places on the Gettysburg battlefield. It was my great good fortune to … Continue reading

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The “Absolutely Incomparable” Land at the Intersection of Gaines’s Mill and Cold Harbor

One of the most fascinating parts of Richmond National Battlefield is that the 1862 battlefield of Gaines’s Mill sits perpendicular to the 1864 battle of Cold Harbor—on the same ground. This week, the American Battlefield Trust announced a campaign to … Continue reading

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