Tag Archives: from the archives

160 Years: “Unlike Anything That Ever Floated” In Hampton Roads

It was morning, Sunday, March 9, 1862. As executive officer and second in command of the revolutionary ironclad, USS Monitor, Greene supervised the weapons in the turret while his captain, Lieutenant John L. Worden, commanded the vessel from the little … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Forts Footage from the ECW YouTube Page

We have forts on the brain this month, so if you’re looking for something to do this weekend, how about a video tour of some of our favorite forts? We have a ton of fort footage on the Emerging Civil … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Visiting Forts (from the archives)

This Friday we’re taking a look back through the ECW Weekender archives and revisiting blog posts about visiting and touring historic forts. Enjoy the return to the forts!

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Bring on the (Historical) Turkey!

Here are a few of favorite Thanksgiving blog posts that I’ve written in previous years. Wishing you all a wonderful and delicious holiday! The Lincoln Turkey Pardon Lincoln Pardons The Turkey, But Not General Porter The Union Gives Thanks–The Soldier’s … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Frozen Custard & Battlefields

It’s blazing hot here on the East Coast this weekend, and it seems like a good time to revisit some of the ice cream and frozen custard posts hiding in the ECW archives…

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Fallen Leaders: Generals’ Deaths

Here are a few archived posts that I’ve written in former days about fallen leaders:

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ECW Weekender: Gettysburg Off The Beaten Path

Heading to Gettysburg this weekend or in the near future? We’ve pulled Kris White’s series Gettysburg Off The Path from the archives for the weekender feature. If you’re looking for some unique stories and places to explore at Gettysburg, this … Continue reading

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Presidential Inaugurations: From the ECW Archives

On this historic day, we’ve rounded up some posts from the archives about Lincoln’s inaugurations and addresses:

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day – From The Archives

We hope you’ve had a safe and relaxed holiday weekend. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, here are a few posts from previous years with ties to the Civil War: Civil War, Civil Rights, and Thoughts on the … Continue reading

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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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