Tag Archives: Battle of New Market Heights

Saving History Saturday: 28 Acres of New Market Heights Battlefield Donated to the Capital Region Land Conservancy

The owners of Four Mile Creek Farm, a core part of the New Market Heights Battlefield, donated 28 acres of the 73-acre farm to the Capital Region Land Conservancy, to be preserved forever. The remaining 45-acres will be conveyed to … Continue reading

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Fallen, but not Forgotten: Pvt. Henderson Taborn, Co. A, 5th USCI

ECW is pleased to welcome back Tim Talbott During the mid-nineteenth century, Oberlin, Ohio, known as a “hotbed of abolitionism,” and even referred to as “the town that started the Civil War,” became a magnet of relocation for both self-emancipated … Continue reading

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Fallen, but not Forgotten: Pvt. James Chaney, Co. I, 1st USCI

ECW is pleased to welcome back Tim Talbott, director of education and interpretation at Pamplin Historical Park Historians estimate that perhaps as many as twenty percent of Civil War soldiers enlisted under the age of 18. While enlisting officials were … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Preservation at New Market Heights

The following text is an official press release from American Battlefield Trust, shared on February 10, 2021.   PRESERVATION OF LAND AT NEW MARKET HEIGHTS HONORS THE VALOR OF BLACK CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS  American Battlefield Trust protects 22 additional acres … Continue reading

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Yes, I Picked Benjamin Butler for My Fantasy Draft

ECW welcomes guest author Bryan Cheeseboro. Recently, I enjoyed “The Civil War Fantasy Draft” presented by The American Battlefield Trust on their Facebook page as part of their new Zoom Goes the History video series.  As we are under social … Continue reading

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