Category Archives: YouTube

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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Preserving the Story of One of the Most Famous Towns in America

Last night, we shared the exciting news from Gettysburg about a new home for the Adams County Historical Society (ACHS). The ACHS is launching a campaign to build a new $5 million Exhibit, Archive, and Education Center near Barlow Knoll. … Continue reading

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FREE ECW Podcast: Gettysburg, Civil War Gifts, and More!

I never really get to start thinking about Christmas until my fall semester wraps up. And so it is again, finally, with grading nearly done, that I’ve come to the mid-December realization that, Holy crud, I need to get some … Continue reading

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Why Rivers Posed Such Problems in the East

I had the privilege of doing a program with my ECW colleague Bert Dunkerly for Richmond National Battlefield today at the Jericho Mills battlefield along the North Anna River. Bert is a ranger at Richmond and was kind enough to … Continue reading

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