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The Civilian Conservation Corps at Petersburg National Battlefield

ECW welcomes back guest author Abbi Smithmyer Petersburg National Battlefield is the site where the longest military event of the American Civil War took place. While the vast majority of the visitors who come to the battlefield seek out stories … Continue reading

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The Civilian Conservation Corps at Droop Mountain

ECW welcomes back guest author Jon Tracey The Civilian Conservation Corps was one of President Franklin Roosevelt’s earliest programs to alleviate the hardship of the Great Depression. During its operation from 1933 to 1942, the Corps put over two and … Continue reading

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Confederate Monuments in Massachusetts: Who knew? (Part 2)

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Rob Wilson Part 2 (Part 1 is available here.) The story of how a memorial to Confederate soldiers landed on Martha’s Vineyard in 1925 actually begins in 1891. That’s when the Soldiers’ Memorial … Continue reading

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