Tag Archives: Civil War

“Little Photography in Jeffdom:” The Decline of Photography in the Civil War South

In 1862 Humphrey’s Journal of the Daguerreotype and Photographic Arts boasted that “The Photographic Art down South has completely died out in consequence of the war.”[i] Though an obvious overstatement, considering that southern photographers operated throughout the war, the journal … Continue reading

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Another Mighty Scourge: Weather and the War

It seems there is no end to the snowy weather in the East. Several years ago (2013-14?) it was pretty snowy as well. ECW published the following article then, and it seems appropriate to shovel it out from beneath the drifts … Continue reading

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“With Great Steadiness and Courage:” The 22nd USCT and their Flag

The 22nd United States Colored Troops was organised at Camp William Penn between the 10th and 29th of January, 1864. The narrative of the regiment illustrates the desire of many black troops to shun the tedious manual labour that they often found thrust … Continue reading

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ERW Weekender – Yorktown

  Rev War Wednesday and Emerging Revolutionary War is pleased to welcome guest historian Kate Gruber.  Let me guess– you are a Rev War Nerd who is the best friend of/dating/married to a Civil War Nut. I recognize the symptoms. … Continue reading

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Review: “A Not So Happy Ending”

Review of Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War, by Brian Matthew Jordan The devastation of the American Civil War is well known; casualties in that fraternal bloodbath exceeded 750,000 and the South was wrecked. Less known and … Continue reading

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Carving Tonight On the Old Camp Ground: A Hallowe’en Experience

          Everyone has his or her favorite memory of fall and of Hallowe’en. Perhaps it was a costume, or maybe the camaraderie of trick-or-treating. Maybe it was just the cooler air and the earlier, somehow darker … Continue reading

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All Hallow’s Eve

All my friends know that I’m a “scaredy cat.” When a horror movie comes on, you can find me hiding beneath a blanket or behind the couch. To distract myself from this month’s “spooktacular” festivities, I did some research regarding … Continue reading

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Review—The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution

Richard Slotkin. The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution. Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2012. 478 pages, maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, chronology. ISBN 978-0-87140-411-4. $32.95 Richard Slotkin’s new history on the Antietam Campaign, The Long Road to Antietam, … Continue reading

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