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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Targets Three Civil War Battlefields for Preservation

    The American Battlefield Trust (ABT) is targeting 52 acres on three battlefields for preservation. The battlefields are Chancellorsville in Virginia, Gilgal Church in Georgia, and Corinth in Mississippi. The first tract consists of three-acres on part of the … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Battlefield Restoration Projects

The American Battlefield Trust is currently fundraising to do building demolition and land restoration. To return the land to its wartime appearance, on three battlefields. At Fredericksburg, the Trust is needing to take down five modern houses on land at … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Jackson’s Flank Attack at Chancellorsville

Around 6:00 p.m. on May 2, 1863, Maj. Gen. Oliver Otis Howard, commander of the Union XI heard the sounds of firing on his picket line, followed by wild animals rushing through his headquarters area at Dowdall’s Tavern. Moments later … Continue reading

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Shiloh on ECW’s YouTube Page

With the 160th anniversary of Shiloh coming up this week, look to the ECW YouTube page for all kinds of goodies. Back in December 2021, Chris Mackowski and Kris White traveled to Shiloh on a video swing for the American … Continue reading

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Western Swing: Day 06

The American Battlefield Trust took a day off yesterday posting videos from our trip. (I think they’re trying to time things out so that our videos from Nashville show up on the anniversary of the last day of the battle!) … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: That Furious Struggle

Like The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson and Hell Itself: The Battle of the Wilderness, That Furious Struggle: The Battle of Chancellorsville had a previous life as part of a book series Kris White and I worked on for Fredericksburg … Continue reading

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Join Us on the Battlefield this Summer

ECW is happy to promote our latest collaboration with the American Battlefield Trust: Twilight Pop Up Tours. These free two-hour walking tours take place on a few Friday evenings this summer, highlighting crucial properties the Trust has helped preserve. Join … Continue reading

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Preserving a Key Turning Point at the Wilderness

I’m pleased to be helping the American Battlefield Trust (ABT) and the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) raise money to preserve a piece of the Wilderness battlefield. ABT asked me to do a little battlefielding on behalf of the project … 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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History Education and the American Battlefield Trust

I have the good fortune of being able to do a lot of work with the American Battlefield Trust, as do many of my Emerging Civil War colleagues. In particular, we do a lot with ABT’s education department. (As an … Continue reading

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