Tag Archives: LeRoy Wiley Gresham

Do We Still Care About the Civil War: Theodore P. Savas

The cover story of the newest issue of Civil War Times asks, “Do we still care about the Civil War?” ECW is pleased to partner with Civil War Times to extend the conversation here on the blog. Today, we are … Continue reading

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He Wrote What? Health and Weight in Civil War Letters

“You stated that you had been weighed, what is your weight?”[i] asked Private Walter Dunn in a letter to his fiancée. It’s a little shocking to modern readers! There are a few questions that are usually considered taboo to ask … Continue reading

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Vicksburg or Gettysburg? LeRoy Gresham’s Words

It’s a long and continuing debate. Vicksburg or Gettysburg? Which is more important? Or are they inseparable? Certainly, Gettysburg tends to overshadow Vicksburg in public history interest. But how did people of the 1860’s view the two events? Pondering this … Continue reading

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Easter “Outside My Window”

LeRoy Wiley Gresham’s diary offers remarkable insight to an invalid’s life, the reporting of news on the homefront, culture and literature, and medical practices. The Georgian teenager found himself suffering from a cruel disease that racked his body and worsened … Continue reading

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2018 Year in Review: #3

We already had one book review make the top-ten: James Epperson’s review of Ron Chernow’s Grant. But another book has gained a lot of traction this year within the Civil War community, and its ECW review comes in as the third-most-read … Continue reading

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