Tag Archives: ECW Weekender

ECW Weekender: An Irish Brigade Hike at Antietam

For St. Patrick’s Day weekend, there is hardly a better connection to this holiday and the Civil War than the famous Irish Brigade. The story of this brigade has been told countless times and numerous works cover the annals of … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: View from the Ramparts – Fortress Monroe, Virginia

In the gathering dusk of Saturday, March 8, 1862, a young Union telegrapher, John Emmet O’Brien, stood on the ramparts of Fortress Monroe on Old Point Comfort dominating the entrance to Hampton Roads, Virginia. He looked to the right and … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Elizabeth Van Lew

She was inducted into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame for her work during the Civil War. Richmond society hated her. She discovered Confederate secrets. Her information influenced General Grant’s decisions during the Overland Campaign. She helped create a spy … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: “Stop Here” in the Shenandoah Valley

ECW’s managing editor, Sarah Kay Bierle, has been building a virtual road trip on her personal blog. The series is called “Stop Here! Historic Places To Visit” and has been focusing on unique places to visit in the Shenandoah Valley. … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Emancipation Memorial

Thinking about heading to Washington D.C. this month or in the near future to study African American history? While the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a highlight and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is another … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Watching History

It’s pretty cold out there. And that might be an understatement for the freezing, subzero polar conditions some states are experiencing. If you’re feeling like staying close to home this weekend, maybe you’d like to watch some history from the … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Upcoming Events in Prince William County

In Virginia and looking for some special historic events in February with a focus on African American experiences during the 19th Century? Prince William County Historic Preservation Division is offering some fantastic opportunities to check out their sites during the … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: The Huntington Library

While we’re talking about primary sources, this is a great moment to share about a site you’ll definitely want to visit if you’re in Southern California. The Huntington Library in San Marino, California (near Pasadena and Los Angeles) is often … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Looking For Artifacts and Primary Sources?

We were looking around the ECW Blog Archives and came across this post from 2016 by Kristopher White. Since we’re talking about primary sources – ones to read and where to find others – it seemed like a good time … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Wisconsin Veterans Museum

While home for the holidays in Wisconsin, I always try to do something historic like visit a museum, explore a city, or go to a brewery. This year, with the World War I centennial and the newly released documentary, They … Continue reading

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