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The Other John Brown

ECW welcomes back guest author Max Longley… In the latter half of 1863, Republican Governor Andrew Curtin of Pennsylvania was busy with a re-election campaign against a Democrat who appealed to public war-weariness. Curtin was also campaigning to establish a … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Belle Isle State Park (on the Rappahannock)

Mention Belle Isle to a Civil War buff and images of the prison camp on the island near Richmond will probably come to mind. But…over Labor Day weekend I took a drive along the Rappahannock River to find a different … Continue reading

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