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Echoes of Reconstruction: The USCT Continued to Serve After the War Was Over

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog July 18 was the 158th Anniversary of the assault of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on Battery Wagner near Charleston. The assault was the most famous single military … Continue reading

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Gordon Rhea’s Forthcoming Book – Stephen A. Swails: Black Freedom Fighter in the Civil War and Reconstruction

Perhaps Gordon C. Rhea’s award-winning books about the Overland Campaign line a shelf in your library. Perhaps you’ve been on a tour to see the places he’s written about. Perhaps you’re counting down the days until the ECW Symposium in … Continue reading

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Echoes of the Reconstruction Era: The Political Violence of 1868

ECW welcomes back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog Over the last month I have been researching political violence during the lead-up to the Election of 1868. This is remembered today as the year that Ulysses S. Grant … Continue reading

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Warrington G. Roberts: “Dedicated to the Proposition that All Men Are Created Equal”

Interred in grave 3287 at the Fredericksburg National Cemetery lays Warrington G. Roberts. This past Memorial Day I had the privilege of telling Roberts’s story during the annual Luminary program atop Marye’s Heights. Telling his story and digging even further … Continue reading

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More ECW on C-SPAN

For those who’ve been following C-SPAN’s coverage of the Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, check out the latest two installments: Phill Greenwalt talked about the formation of the Lost Cause interpretation of the war. Emmanuel Dabney … Continue reading

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Symposium Preview: Emmanuel Dabney and the Legacy of the Freedmen’s Bureau

Emmanuel Dabney is gearing up to take on the 2015 Emerging Civil War Symposium, and he has one thing on his mind: legacies. Not just the legacy of the Civil War, though—personal legacies, as well. Shedding light on an often-underappreciated … Continue reading

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