Tag Archives: from the archives

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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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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