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ECW Honors the American Battlefield Trust for Service in Civil War Public History

Emerging Civil War (ECW) is pleased to honor the American Battlefield Trust as the recipient of this year’s Emerging Civil War Award for Service in Civil War Public History. Emerging Civil War’s Award for Service in Civil War Public History … 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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Weekender: Gettysburg 159th

It’s the 159th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg this weekend. If you can’t be there yourself but wish you could be, the American Battlefield Trust is offering the next best thing: live videos all weekend long. Watch along here … Continue reading

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Breaking News: New Battlefield State Park Coming to Virginia!

Breaking news today from the American Battlefield Trust and the Commonwealth of Virginia: Culpeper Battlefields State Park is set to open on July 1, 2024. Jim Campi, chief policy and communications officer at the Trust, sent a note to battlefield … Continue reading

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Beast Butler in the Chamber Pot

You’ve heard the tales of Maj. Gen. Benjamin “Beast” Butler in New Orleans, so reviled that they put his likeness in chamber pot. I finally had the chance to see one for myself today: Beast Butler at the bottom of … Continue reading

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A Visit to New Market Heights

ECW is pleased to welcome Shelly Liebler. Shelly is a photographer based in the Williamsport, Virginia, area. The American Battlefield Trust and Civil War Trails have teamed up to interpret this acquisition in Varina, Virginia: the New Market Heights Battlefield, … 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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Saving History Saturday: Four Battlefields Targeted for Preservation

The American Battlefield Trust announced this week that they are working to save battlefields in four states, including their first ever effort in Ohio. The Buffington Island Battlefield is the site of one of only two battles that took place … 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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Saving History Saturday: The Medal of Honor Valor Trail

Last week the American Battlefield Trust announced the creation of the Medal of Honor Trail, in collaboration with their partner the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. The trail will tell the stories of Americans who have won the Medal of … Continue reading

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