Tag Archives: Drew Gruber

ECW on C-SPAN3: The Battle of Williamsburg

C-SPAN 3’s “American History TV” returns this weekend to the Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. As we continue our exploration of “Forgotten Battles,” this week, we’ll remember the battle of Williamsburg courtesy of our good friend, … Continue reading

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The Year in Review 2016: #4

What kid can resist a good story about poop? For that matter, what Civil War buff can resist one? Not many, apparently! Although it was just posted last week, Drew Gruber’s story about poop on an interpretive marker gained a … Continue reading

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A Hidden-in-Plain-Sight Connection Between Hanover and Hampton

Several weeks ago, I began working with Thomas Seabrook, the education and programs specialist for the Hanover Tavern Foundation, on a refresh of their Civil War Trails sign. Sitting with Tom for more than an hour, we naturally thought of … Continue reading

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The Civil War Trails’ Trailblazer: Drew Gruber

Clark Kent isn’t the only one who lives a double life. Within any given day, Drew Gruber, the executive director or Civil War Trails, changes from overall-wearing post-hole digger to suit-donning organizer. “It’s not uncommon for me to be in … Continue reading

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Year in Review 2015: #8

We’re counting down ECW’s top ten most-read posts of 2015. Coming in at #8 is a post by Drew Gruber, one of the “Founding Fathers” of our sister site, Emerging Revolutionary War. 

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Williamsburg’s Dividing Line

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Drew Gruber. As Rockefeller’s team began the great restoration of Williamsburg to its appearance in the colonial era, most of the town’s newer structures were razed. However, 88 original 18th century … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Memory

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest authors Drew and Kate Gruber. “There appears to be a romantic desire urging the South Carolinians to have possession of this work, which was so nobly defended by their ancestors in 1776…” wrote … Continue reading

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Civil War Williamsburg

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Drew Gruber. It comes as no surprise that Williamsburg’s Civil War history has been on the backburnersince the battle that bears its name was fought in 1862. Few picture the iconic blue … Continue reading

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