Tag Archives: civil war veterans

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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Question of the Week: 8/27-9/2/18

The ECW Weekender post about John Wesley Powell got us thinking about the post-war, civilian life accomplishments of Civil War veterans. Is there a Civil War veteran’s post-war story or contributions that stands out to you?

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“I am a poor colored soldier…” – Finding Private Anthony Wren

ECW welcomes back guest author Jon-Erik Gilot Several years ago the historical society in my hometown of Mount Pleasant, Ohio, received a donation of books, photographs, and papers relating to Pinkney Lewis Bone. Bone was something of a local celebrity … Continue reading

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Battlefield Markers & Monuments: From Civil to World War – The Missouri State Memorial at Vicksburg National Military Park

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Kristen M. Pawlak (Trout) On the northeast sector of Vicksburg National Military Park near the Stockade Redan, sits the Missouri State Memorial, the only memorial there that is dedicated to both Federal and Confederate … Continue reading

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