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ECW Weekender: Saltville, Virginia (Part 3)

Today, we’re wrapping up the tour notes for Saltville and focusing on the second battle sites and “salt park.” Part 1 and Part 2 are also available. The Second Battle of Saltville happened December 20-21, 1864, and was directly triggered … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Saltville, Virginia (Part 2)

Today, we’ll focus on the First Battle of Saltville and its Civil War sites. Stay tuned next Friday for the Second Battle of Saltville sites and Salt Park. On October 2, 1864, approximately 300 Confederates held the high ground around … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Museum of the Middle Appalachians (Saltville, Part 1)

Please note: travel is not advised at this time due to COVID19, but we want to continue sharing weekender trips to give ideas of places to visit in the future. If you take Exit 29 or 35 off Interstate 81 … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: A Weekend at Home?

Howdy, ECW Family— It’s my turn to write a weekender, and I’ve been pondering what site to share all week. I have a few “history places” that I’m looking forward to writing about, but at the same time, I’m not … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Free Admission at Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

    In the Washington D.C. area and looking of a unique site with Civil War history? That’s free for March 2020 to celebrate Women’s History Month? Plan a trip to the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum! The important … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Put This Book In Your Travel Pack!

  Do you have ten pounds of books in your backpack? (And an additional twenty pounds of books in a box in the back of your car?) I had a good laugh at myself last weekend when I was at … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender – Fort Clinch

I’ve been coming to Ameila Island and Fernadina Beach, Florida on and off for near 20 years. I always try to make Fort Clinch, at the mouth of the Amelia River, a stop.

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ECW Weekender: Breckenridge, Colorado

Taking a winter ski trip to the western mountains? Headed to Breckenridge, Colorado? I’ve got a little Civil War history for you.

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ECW Weekender: From Enslaved to Soldier – A New Tour in Fredericksburg

On February 22, 2020, from 1 to 5 pm, Fredericksburg Tours will present a new tour that I have created, entitled “From Enslaved to Soldier.” This tour will explore slavery in the Fredericksburg area, from the City Dock on the … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Winter at the Battlefields

We get it. If it’s snowing outside, we’d probably all prefer to huddle inside. But…it doesn’t snow all the time where many of the Civil War battlefields are located. In fact, at some of the battlefields, it doesn’t snow at … Continue reading

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