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Creating the Medal of Honor

When the Civil War began, the U.S. military had few medals or awards to recognize bravery or exemplary conduct.  General George Washington created the Purple Heart in 1782 to recognize “singularly meritorious action;” a Certificate of Merit recognized bravery under … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Alonzo Cushing Monument

This past October, I traveled to western New York for a wedding in Fredonia. The small town is located on the shores of Lake Erie and is about an hour or so southwest of Buffalo. A day before the wedding, … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: “On Great Fields, Something Stays” – My Time on Cemetery Ridge

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author (and photographer!) Kristen M. Trout On a warm, beautiful evening in September 2013, I stood on Cemetery Ridge, gazing at the glowing orange sunset over South Mountain. Seminary Ridge, the main position of the … Continue reading

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