Tag Archives: from the archives

Ending The War: What if this peace conference had happened?

In 2017, Terrianne Schulte posted a six part series about a proposed peace conference for March 1865. It was a conference where the leading officers on both sides—and their wives—would have played a significant role in brokering peace. It was … Continue reading

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Ending The War: Fallen Cities

On April 3, 1865, Union troops entered Richmond, Virginia. The moment that so many soldiers had been fighting and waiting for during the four years of war. Other significant Southern cities had or would be occupied by Union troops in … Continue reading

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Ending The War: Soldiers of the Breakthrough

ECW author Edward Alexander has written many posts over the years about the Breakthrough at Petersburg and accounts about individual soldiers’ experiences in that historic moment. We’ve combed through the archives and invite you to “meet” and study the breakthrough … Continue reading

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ECW Archives: A Slice (or Two) of Pie

Happy Pi Day! Hey, we know it’s for the number Pi (3.14 which goes on and on and on), but here’s a fun article from the Civil War Cookin’ series in our archive:

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ECW Weekender: Emancipation Memorial (Revisited)

We’re looking back into the 2019 archives and found this Weekender about the Emancipation Memorial in Washington D.C.  January 1st marked the 157th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and if you’re spending a wintry day in D.C., … Continue reading

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Looking Back…1860’s Politics

As we’re preparing this post, it’s the evening of Election Day, and by tomorrow morning when this post appears, results will be headlining in the newspapers, online, and in social media feeds. 155 years ago citizens of the United States … Continue reading

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From the ECW Archives: Luke Quinn and John Brown’s Raid

On October 17, 1859, Luke Quinn was among the approximately 100 Marines dispatched to Harpers Ferry by President James Buchanan to quell a rumored insurrection at that place. The Marines arrived at the United States Armory at Harpers Ferry the … Continue reading

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Campaign Season: Antietam

As the hints of autumn arrive in the air and mid-September approaches, it’s the anniversary season for the Antietam Campaign. We’ve got some new material coming over the weekend and early next week, but for this morning may we offer … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Gettysburg Campaign Cavalry Sites

Feeling like taking a weekend drive? We found a post in our archives about the Gettysburg Campaign cavalry fights in Loudoun County, Virginia, with details about how to reach the sites and markers. Check it out…

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From the ECW Archives: Trevilian Station

On June 11 and 12, 1864, the Battle of Trevilian Station occurred. Union cavalry commanded by Major General Philip Sheridan swung southward, planning to join up with General David Hunter at Charlottesville, Virginia. However, near Trevilian Station Confederate cavalry commanded … Continue reading

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