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ECW Weekender: Fort Gaines

On the tip of Dauphin Island, Alabama, sits the impressive brick and mason Fort Gaines, a silent sentinel of Mobile Bay. In the parade ground of the fort is displayed the anchor of the USS Hartford the flagship of Admiral David … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Sailor’s Creek

Recently Doug Crenshaw and I visited Sailor’s Creek, the only major battle of the Appomattox Campaign. Fought April 6, 1865, it was just three days before Appomattox, but of course no one knew that yet at the time. The site … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Williamsport, Maryland (Part 2)

Perched on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal from the Maryland side sits a set of cannons, resting in the old fortifications built in 1861 to protect Williamsport and the important transportation resources in … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Williamsport, Maryland (Part 1)

A few weekends ago I took a Saturday drive to Williamsport, West Virginia and Maryland. The Maryland side of the river has lots of marked historical sites to explore. Part of my time in the area was spent along the … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Falling Waters

Recently, I was poking around the area of Williamsport on the Potomac River and exploring the West Virginia and Maryland sides of the river. I’ve always wondered “What’s the deal with ‘Falling Waters’? Was it really a waterfall or just … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Petersburg Breakthrough Anniversary Events at Pamplin Historical Park

    An in-person, outdoor event! Can it be? Spring is here, and Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg, Virginia, has announced two days of special events to commemorate the Petersburg Breakthrough anniversary and the event which happened 156 years ago.

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ECW Weekender: Civil War Week from The National Museum of the U.S. Army

It’s not this weekend, but coming soon! Hosted virtually by The National Museum of the U.S. Army, Civil War Week brings lectures by top historians, educational activities, and a discussion of Museum artifacts from April 5-9, 2021. All the presentations … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Tramping with Mr. Resaca

The sixty-three-year-old Union general ascended the parapet and gazed through his field glasses at the scene of a bloody stalemate. A Confederate sharpshooter a few hundred yards to the east took careful upward aim and fired. The ball pierced the … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Montpelier Civil War Trail

Last weekend while there was still snow on the ground and trails, it seemed like the perfect wintry day to explore another Civil War camp in Central Virginia. Located just across from the entrance to James Madison’s Montpelier and about … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Confederate Cemetery at Spotsylvania Court House (In The Snow)

Fallen Union soldiers from the battlefields of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, The Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House were eventually laid to rest in Fredericksburg National Cemetery. But what happened to the Confederate graves? Many of the Confederate dead were disinterred and reburied … Continue reading

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