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Maryland, My Maryland

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle Conclusion of a series While Maryland soldiers – like Henry K. Douglas – fought battles and worried about their families, Southern sympathizing civilians in Maryland were under fire for their actions. One twenty-seven-year old was threatened at gunpoint for her role to relieve […]

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Maryland, My Maryland

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle Part two in a series Growing up in Virginia and Maryland and attending both northern and southern schools, Henry K. Douglas could have fought for either side. He explained his pre-war thoughts in his memoirs: “All the land seemed full of uneasiness, but […]

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Maryland, My Maryland

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle Part one in a series Imagine having to sneak home – into enemy territory – to see your family. Imagine knowing your decision and wartime actions have made your loved ones hostages in their own house. Imagine being exiled from your home because […]

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Empty Arms: A New Sesquicentennial Image

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle Kate Corbin Pendleton’s photo is framed on my work desk. Her solemn expression and sad eyes have haunted me as I’ve read articles of delight, debate, and dissention as the Civil War Sesquicentennial comes to a close. The dead, the wounded, and the […]

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Gettysburg Civilians: Evil Beasts or Compassionate Heroes?

Today, we are pleased welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle “Few good things can be said of the Gettysburg farmers, and I only use Scripture language in calling them ‘evil beasts.’” ~ Georgeanna M. Woolsey[i]  Gettysburg civilians faced heavy criticism in newspaper accounts and in some of the journals and papers of military men […]

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An Elusive Doctor at Gettysburg

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle. Generals oversee battles. Soldiers fight. Civilians hide. Surgeons amputate. What does a medical director do during a battle? More specifically: what did Dr. Hunter McGuire do at Gettysburg? The medical director of the Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia is elusive […]

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War’s End: Remembering a Cavalry Captain

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Sarah Kay Bierle Your brother, Captain Hugh McGuire is wounded. The message branded itself into Dr. Hunter McGuire’s mind while dread twisted like a tourniquet around his heart. The situation he had feared since the beginning of the war became reality that April night in 1865. Raw […]

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In (Somewhat of a) Defense of Franz Sigel

ECW welcomes back guest author Jarred Marlowe The Battle of New Market in May 1864 is considered one of the more famous secondary battles of the American Civil War. Though written and talked about more than other battles of far more size and consequence, two prevailing conclusions are often drawn from the battle. The first […]

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Gone With The Wind: Some Thoughts (Part 4)

Part of a Series There are several ladies that I know who love Gone With The Wind. When I spent about a year researching the author, the novel, and the movie, I chatted with these women about why they liked Gone With The Wind so much, and I started noticing some trends. First, they thought […]

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