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ECW Weekender: A Few Videos from Mobile, Alabama

A few ECW members were recently in Mobile, Alabama, and Chris Mackowski made some videos along the way. Here are three of the recently released clips from his adventures: E.R.S. Canby – A Brief Appreciation

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ECW Weekender: Monocacy National Battlefield

Located just outside the sprawling development around Frederick, Maryland is the green space of Monocacy National Battlefield. Though the park was the site of what could be considered a small engagement in the scale of the war in the east, … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Fashion Archives & Museum of Shippensburg University

Located about 10 miles north of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Shippensburg University boasts a Fashion Archive and Museum with a fine collection of historical garments. The collection contains approximately 15,000 items worn or used by men, women, and children and ranging from … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Lavender at Cross Keys Battlefield?

It’s one of those places that I’ve always driven by in a rush (or couldn’t persuade my fellow battlefield explorers to stop). Off Route 276 and just about half a mile from the left turn to the Cross Keys Ruritan … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: York County History Center

Recently, a project at my real job took me to York, Pennsylvania, and when I finished my task, I had a about 90 to spare before I wanted to get on the road to home. Since it was rainy, I … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Don’t Miss The Sunset

I hope wherever you live there are beautiful sunsets, and in the summer season, twilights can be especially spectacular. So why talk about summer sunsets on a history blog? Can I tell you a story first? I promise there is … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Belle Isle Prison Camp

In the days when I worked in retail, I took a variety of history books to the breakroom. Reading was an escape during my lunch break, but I’m not sure my coworkers always approved of my “light reading.” One of … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Fredericksburg National Cemetery Luminaria

Some ECW authors had a moment of memory and nostalgia a few weeks ago when Fredericksburg National Cemetery’s Luminaria came up in conversation. A few had early public history experiences planning or helping with that event!

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ECW Weekender: Ox Hill (Chantilly) Battlefield

Though the battle on September 1, 1862, raged across nearly 500 acres of land, just 4.8 acres of the Ox Hill (Chantilly) Battlefield have been preserved. In fact, the loss of this battlefield in northern Virginia was one of the … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: “Climbing” Gettysburg Battlefield

On a recent afternoon at Gettysburg, I had an idea for combining some physical fitness training and battlefield history. I wanted to do stairs to jumpstart my fitness plan for the new week, so I decided to climb all the … Continue reading

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