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A Headstone for Captain John M. Hoyt at Last

ECW welcomes back guest author Richard Heisler Researching history always has a way of taking you down paths you were not anticipating. Acquiring headstones for unmarked Civil War graves was not something I had set out to do when I … Continue reading

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Who Was First at Gettysburg?

When one thinks of the red corps badge of the First Division, First Corps of the Army of the Potomac, the mind immediately jumps to everyone’s favorite black hat wearing westerners, the First Brigade, the Iron Brigade. However, another group … Continue reading

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