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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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Free ECW Podcast: “The War Went On”

Check it out! We’ve got another free podcast for you this evening… For Civil War veterans, the war didn’t end just because everyone went home. Chris Mackowski talks with historians Brian Matthew Jordan and Evan Rothera about their new book, The … Continue reading

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BookChat with Brian Matthew Jordan, editor of The War Went On

Our Emerging Civil War colleague Brian Matthew Jordan has a new book hitting the shelves: The War Went On: Reconsidering the Lives of Civil War Veterans. The book is a collection of essays Brian co-edited with Evan Rothera (both of … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 11/11-11/17/19

Some Civil War veterans were still alive when World War I ended in 1918 on Armistice Day (November 11). Do you have an ancestor or favorite Civil War veteran to research who lived into the 20th Century? What makes him … Continue reading

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“Down Fame’s Ladder”: Brigadier General Thomas W. Egan’s Unending War

Major General Winfield Scott Hancock gave glowing praise of the Third Division’s 1st Brigade and its commander, 29-year-old Colonel Thomas W. Egan, in his report following the Battle of North Anna on May 23, 1864. “Egan’s brigade, led gallantly by … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 2/18-2/24/19

Happy Presidents’ Day! Though originally established to celebrate George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays, it is now sometimes enlarged to remember all U.S. Presidents. So…who is your favorite Civil War veteran who served as U.S. President? Why? (Ulysses S. Grant, … Continue reading

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Musings on the Civil War & World War I

In the words of a modern American president, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them … Continue reading

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A Yankee Officer’s Words: A Reflection For Veterans Day

ECW welcomes back guest author Rob Wilson A recent New Yorker story I read about the hundredth anniversary of Armistice Day –  November 11 – reminded me of the human cost of World War I: the lost lives of 9.7 … Continue reading

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