Tag Archives: Cemetery

Holiday History Tour

I traveled home from Fredericksburg to Erie Pennsylvania for Thanksgiving this year. It was my first trip back since arriving here in late June. As I have an serious allergy to the commercialism of Black Friday, I decided to make … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Winchester’s Cemeteries

Winchester—an important city in the lower Shenandoah Valley—had been a region hub prior to the Civil War. During the conflict, it changed hands over seventy times, and three significant battles took place on the outskirts of town, including Third Winchester, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Headstone from Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence Discovered

Deep within a forest in Lecompton, Kansas, two large 19th-century headstones were discovered. One is believed to be of a man killed in Missouri guerrilla Capt. William Quantrill’s infamous Raid on Lawrence, Kansas in 1863.

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“A Harvest of Death”: The Days After Gettysburg

In the days following the Battle of Gettysburg, the most of both the Union and Confederate armies had already left the area. However, approximately 30,000 soldiers of both armies still remained in Gettysburg. About 21,000 of these soldiers were receiving … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 5/27-6/2/19

It’s Memorial Day, and we’ve featured quite a few posts about the occasion and its history here on the blog and our social media. Which cemetery or burial ground is most meaningful to you to visit? Why?

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Saving History Saturday: Historic West Virginia Family Cemetery To Be Restored

Nestled near the historic communities of Leetown and Kearneysville, West Virginia, sits an old family cemetery. If you are familiar with some of the counties in the Eastern Panhandle, such as Jefferson and Berkeley, you know the area is scattered … Continue reading

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Laure “Doucette” Larendon: Beauregard’s Daughter

Among P.G.T. Beauregard his closest friends was Charles Villeré, son of Jules Villeré, a sugar cane planter in Plaquemines Parish and a member of one of the most prominent Creole families in south Louisiana. Beauregard became smitten with Marie Laure … Continue reading

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Why I “Do” History

About a month ago a friend of mine pointed me to an entry-level priced CDV of a veteran of the 100th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, my ancestor’s unit. I have spent quite a bit of time contemplating whether or not I … Continue reading

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William McKinley and Poland’s Riverside Cemetery

We welcome back to the blog guest Gordy Morgan. Mr. Morgan, a native of the Mahoning Valley in northeastern Ohio, was inspired by the recent ECW Weekender: William McKinley by blogger and author Dan Welch, also a native of the area. … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 3/20-3/26/17

Recent blog posts – Thinking About Historic Graveyards by Sarah Kay Bierle and ECW Weekender: Congressional Cemetery by Ryan Quint – inspired this week’s inquiry: Do you have a favorite historical graveyard to visit?

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