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ECW Weekender: Libraries!

Raise your hand if you purposely plan a stop at the library during your “pre-winter storm” errand trip! One of our editors has admitted to that, and we’re pretty sure others do the same because there’s nothing quite like staying … Continue reading

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CW & Pop Culture: College Football

It’s Game Day! And Chris Kolakowski wrote a post in 2014 about college football and Civil War ties. Since we’re talking about ties between history and pop-culture, this seems like the perfect day to feature a re-run:

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ECW Weekender: Mary Todd Lincoln House (from the archives)

If you follow Civil War related anniversaries on social media, you may have seen the reminder earlier this week marked the anniversary of Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s wedding on November 4, 1842. Here are two 1840’s photos of Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading

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From the ECW Archives: Luke Quinn and John Brown’s Raid

On October 17, 1859, Luke Quinn was among the approximately 100 Marines dispatched to Harpers Ferry by President James Buchanan to quell a rumored insurrection at that place. The Marines arrived at the United States Armory at Harpers Ferry the … Continue reading

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Campaign Season: Antietam

As the hints of autumn arrive in the air and mid-September approaches, it’s the anniversary season for the Antietam Campaign. We’ve got some new material coming over the weekend and early next week, but for this morning may we offer … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Heading Back To Manassas?

Next week – August 28-30 – will mark the anniversary of the Second Battle of Bull Run in 1862. Are you heading to Northern Virginia for commemorations or just driving through the area?

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ECW Weekender: Our “Fred-Spot” Favorites

It’s Symposium Weekend! If you’re coming to Stevenson Ridge and staying in the Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania area (lovingly called Fred-Spot) a day or two extra, you might be looking for some historic touring. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite places featured … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Gettysburg Campaign Cavalry Sites

Feeling like taking a weekend drive? We found a post in our archives about the Gettysburg Campaign cavalry fights in Loudoun County, Virginia, with details about how to reach the sites and markers. Check it out…

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From the ECW Archives: Trevilian Station

On June 11 and 12, 1864, the Battle of Trevilian Station occurred. Union cavalry commanded by Major General Philip Sheridan swung southward, planning to join up with General David Hunter at Charlottesville, Virginia. However, near Trevilian Station Confederate cavalry commanded … Continue reading

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May 4: Rebels and A Galaxy Far, Far Away

It’s May Fourth, an anniversary date for the Battle of Chancellorsville…and it’s Star Wars Day. “May the fourth be with you.” Now, you’re probably thinking, “This is a Civil War history blog, and they are going really off topic if … Continue reading

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