Tag Archives: from the archives

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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Podcast Additional Resources: “Celebrating Women’s History Month”

Last week’s podcast episode brought you a conversation with Sarah Kay Bierle, Chris Mackowski, and Dan Welch about women during the Civil War and some of the best primary sources written by the ladies. We’ve collected details about the mentioned … Continue reading

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At Sea: Fighting For Freedom

African Americans hazarded their lives and freedom against the nation’s enemies in the colonial and United States navies while achieving a level of respect, relatively fair treatment, and economic opportunities generally not available ashore. (Dwight Hughes, 2018, ECW Blog) In … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: “Talking About Primary Sources”

We’ve collected some additional resources related to the ECW Podcast episode that released last week. Did you have a chance to hear it on Patreon? Chris Mackowski and Kristopher White talked about some of their favorite primary sources and how important … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Looking For Artifacts and Primary Sources?

We were looking around the ECW Blog Archives and came across this post from 2016 by Kristopher White. Since we’re talking about primary sources – ones to read and where to find others – it seemed like a good time … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Looking for a Civil War Museum in New York?

Since the wintry weather continues for a few more months, we thought we’d kick off 2019’s weekender posts with a feature from the ECW Archives. Echoes Through Time Learning Center in Springville, New York, offers a hands-on look at Civil … Continue reading

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