Tag Archives: ECW archives

Remembering Pearl Harbor

On the 80th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, we pause to remember the lost lives in that embattled port on December 7, 1941. Are there connections — ties to war — between the American Civil War and that … Continue reading

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Bring on the (Historical) Turkey!

Here are a few of favorite Thanksgiving blog posts that I’ve written in previous years. Wishing you all a wonderful and delicious holiday! The Lincoln Turkey Pardon Lincoln Pardons The Turkey, But Not General Porter The Union Gives Thanks–The Soldier’s … Continue reading

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ECW Archives: A Slice (or Two) of Pie

Happy Pi Day! Hey, we know it’s for the number Pi (3.14 which goes on and on and on), but here’s a fun article from the Civil War Cookin’ series in our archive:

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CW & Pop Culture: Movies in the ECW Archives!

Over the years, ECW authors have reviewed movies or miniseries with Civil War ties. We’ve collected the majority of posts on this topic that were published prior to the current series. Maybe if you’re looking for something to watch this … Continue reading

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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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