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ECW Weekender: Living History at Monocacy

This Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick County, Maryland, is hosting special events to commemorate the 157th anniversary of the battle that saved Washington. Programs throughout the day include Civil War … Continue reading

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Being Grant: Now and Then (part two)

ECW is pleased to welcome back our friend, Dr. Curt Fields. Curt is nationally known for his acclaimed portrayal of Ulysses S. Grant. This week, he reflects on some of the highlights of his career thus far. (part two of … Continue reading

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FREE ECW Podcast: “Curt Fields: Portraying General Grant”

As a living historian Curt Fields portrays Ulysses S. Grant. Get inside Grant’s mind, and learn some surprising insights, in the latest Emerging Civil War podcast.  Listed for free, you can hear the audio or download for listening later through … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For A Big Weekend…

Well, I had all good intentions. I’ve had “write ECW Weekender” on my list all week, but unfortunately continuing tech problems have made my photos and historic site notes not easy to access at the moment. So, as I was … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Cedar Mountain Battlefield’s Annual Commemoration

The Battle of Cedar Mountain occurred on August 9, 1862, when Confederate General “Stonewall” Jackson battled Union General Nathaniel Banks a few miles south of the town of the Culpeper. The five hour conflict pitted four Union brigades against three … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: “A Chat With Robert Lee Hodge”

Did you have a chance to listen to the podcast conversation with Chris Mackowski and Robert Lee Hodge? It’s available to ECW Podcast subscribers at the NCO Subscription Level via Patreon. We’ve rounded up some additional reads from the ECW … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Living History at Vicksburg

If you’re braving the summer heat in Mississippi to visit this siege and Union victory site, you’ll be pleased to know that this summer (2019), Vicksburg National Military Park is offering living history programs on the weekends! Here’s the scoop:

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Historical Pianos in Civil War California

Last Saturday I had the privilege to continue my yearly tradition of performing Christmas carols with friends in the officers’ parlor of the Drum Barracks out here in Southern California. It’s an absolutely wonderful way to really launch into the … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Belle Grove Plantation’s Battle of Cedar Creek Commemoration

Looking for something to do in Northern Virginia/Shenandoah Valley region this weekend? Although the Cedar Creek re-enactment was canceled earlier in the year due to security challenges, there’s still plenty to see, tour, and participate to commemorate the anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Rethinking What Civil War Soldiers Remembered

Recently, I spent a day at a Civil War living history event here in California. It was a welcome break from a full week of research and writing, and I certainly enjoyed visiting with friends and networking with some of … Continue reading

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