Tag Archives: Battlefield Tours

To Smile or Not To Smile… That is a Question

“Hey, let’s take a selfie.” I confess I said those words at the top of the observation tower, near the Bloody Lane at Antietam National Battlefield last weekend. And as soon as I said them, I was cringing inside. I … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Sunday Tour at the Slaughter Pen

We’re pleased to announce that the Sunday morning tour at the 2022 Emerging Civil War Symposium will be at Slaughter Pen Farm on Fredericksburg Battlefield. Join Emerging Civil War founders Kris White and Chris Mackowski for a new look at … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Sunday Tour at Slaughter Pen Farm

It’s a long-held tradition at the ECW Symposium’s that Sunday morning is a battlefield tour and adventure. This year, at the 2022 Symposium, we’ll be at Fredericksburg battlefield, touring Slaughter Pen Farm. Kris White and Chris Mackowski will led the … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts On Interpretation

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum in Texas. It was such a stunning and moving experience that I’ve been using it as a lens to think about other areas of historical interpretation. … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Touring Payne’s Farm!

Did you see on the schedule the Friday battlefield tour at the 2021 ECW Symposium? Theodore P. Savas (of Savas Beatie LLC publishing fame!) will be leading a special tour at Payne’s Farm at 10 a.m.

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ECW Weekender: New Market Battle Anniversary Tours 2021

I’ve answered the question a few times now on Zoom meetings: “What’s happening for the Battle of New Market anniversary?” Well, good news for events in the town of New Market! Both SVBF and the Virginia Museum of the Civil … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Tom’s Brook “Battlefield”

“There’s nothing to see at Tom’s Brook,” my battlefield buddy told me. “Well, I know there aren’t monument and markers, but I have book with a driving tour so we can see some of the battleground. Let’s just see what … Continue reading

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A Winter’s Day Walk

One cold January morning fellow ECW/ERW authors Bert Dunkerly, Mark Wilcox, and I experienced a real treat when J. Michael Moore gave us a personal tour. Michael is employed by Newport News as the Historian and Curator of Lee Hall … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Kennesaw State University’s Upcoming Tour at Chickamauga

Looking for a battlefield tour focusing on the conflicts leading to the Battle of Chickamauga? ECW is pleased to share the following information from The Center for the Study of the Civil War Era at Kennesaw State University about their … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Outdoor Classrooms

We rounded up some photos from Emerging Civil War’s last five years and wanted to share some images of ECW members or fans touring battlefields. This photo essay reflects the important role of battlefields as “outdoor classrooms” and hallowed ground. … Continue reading

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