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Historic Preservation Crisis in Western New York

ECW is pleased to welcome historian Mark Dunkelman, although we wish he was bearing better news. Mark reached out this weekend regarding ongoing efforts in Cattaraugus County, N.Y. to preserve the Civil War Memorial and Historical Building, erected by the county’s … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Mural Gets New Life

Gettysburg buffs are well-acquainted with Mark Dunkelman’s wonderful mural that depicts the fight in Kuhn’s Brickyard on July 1, 1863. The mural sits just off modern-day Coster Avenue. Time and weather have both roughed up the mural since its original … Continue reading

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Breaking Trust with Civil War Vets in Catt Co., New York?

Last year, I wrote about efforts in Cattaraugus County, NY, to demolish a Civil War memorial and historic building erected by the war’s veterans. Twelve months later, the effort to save the memorial continues. On Friday, The Buffalo (NY) News … Continue reading

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The Civil War: Regional, Regimental and Personal Experiences

We don’t normally post information here about academic conferences, but this one is a little different (and I have a vested interest in it!). On August 1st, 2015, St. Bonaventure University—the institution where I teach—will host a conference on the Civil … Continue reading

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CAMPers Making Progress in Memorial Preservation

From historian Mark Dunkelman, we receive news that “there have been noteworthy and positive recent developments in the fight to save the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building in Little Valley (NY).” Back in the fall, ECW’s Chris Mackowski wrote … Continue reading

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The Men of Cattaraugus County: Why They Fought

Last week, I mentioned a rather sick-to-my-stomach turn of events in Cattaraugus County, New York (where I teach). County legislators want to demolish the Civil War memorial in order to put in a parking lot. In my open letter to … Continue reading

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“A Common Despair”—The Slaughter of Pickett’s Mill

The experience of combat was something many veterans wished to forget. For the Union soldiers that experienced the fighting in the Hell Hole, this would be particularly true—especially the unfortunate ones who were involved in the battle of Pickett’s Mill. … Continue reading

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