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The Four-Legged Veteran of 18 Battles

The Library of Congress online archive has this photographic treasure: And here’s a transcription of the photo’s description printed on the back of the image:

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

ECW welcomes guest author Mike Busovicki All warriors want to know their efforts were not in vain and the deprivations they endured were worth the outcome.  As the Civil War metamorphosed into a great insatiable beast, devouring ever more resources, … Continue reading

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A Very British Civil War Connection

ECW is pleased to welcome Daz of American Civil War & U.K. History with a special man-on-the-scene report. Photos courtesy of Gaz de Vere At the beginning of July, I first found out about a dedication ceremony to honour an … Continue reading

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Empty Chairs at Empty Tables – Les Mis Meets Civil War

I am a fan of historical dramas. Make it a musical and I’ll love it until my last breath. Don’t ask me how many times I’ve watched Hamilton. While I understand that many are not fully anchored in historical fact, … Continue reading

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Don’t Take My Photograph! Incidents at the Dedication of the 44th New York Monument at Gettysburg

As promised at the end of an article last week, here’s the piece from July 3, 1893, about incidents surrounding the dedication of the 44th New York Monument on Little Round Top at Gettysburg, including General Daniel Sickle’s opinions on … Continue reading

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A Collector’s Conundrum: James Young of the 6th New Jersey Infantry

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Jon Tracey As someone raised in South Jersey, I fell into the trap many Civil War collectors face – trying to collect local units! In doing so I have hunted down various veteran … Continue reading

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Veterans Day: “I Saw The Soldiers Come Today”

Happy Veterans Day to our readers and authors who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Thank you for carrying on the legacy of the defending our nation and all that we hold dear. Wishing you a safe and patriotic … Continue reading

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Free ECW Podcast: Union Veterans & The Post-War Shenandoah Valley

How did northern Civil War veterans impact the Shenandoah Valley AFTER the war? ECW’s Chris Mackowski talks with Jonathan Noyalas, Jay Richardson, and Nikki Roland of Shenandoah University about their surprising research. Listen to the free podcast here!

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The Immortal 17: Civil War Veterans on the Active Army List in 1909, Part 2

Author’s note: This is Part 2 of 2 listing the 17 officers still on the active army list four decades after the Civil War ended. You can find Part 1 here. 

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The Immortal 17: Civil War Veterans on the Active Army List in 1909, Part 1

While skimming old newspapers online, I discovered a fascinating article published on May 30, 1909, in the New-York Tribune. It was titled, “Memorial Day This Year Finds Sixteen Veterans of The Civil War Still on The Active List of U.S. … Continue reading

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