Tag Archives: living history

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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CHAS: The California Historical Artillery Society-Part 2

Continuing my interview with Judith Boling from the California Historical Artillery Society … MG: What is the most common question asked during your demonstrations? JB: “How does CHAS train the horses to stand the gunfire and commotion on the battlefield?” … Continue reading

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CHAS: The California Historical Artillery Society-Part 1

There is nothing more exciting at a Civil War reenactment than seeing horses doing what horses used to do, and doing it well. One organization in California has dedicated themselves to presenting this type of experience for onlookers, and to … Continue reading

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Freedom’s Forts

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Steve T. Phan “The Red-Legged Devils have returned” was the battle cry as elements of the modern Co. A, 5th New York Infantry, “Duryee’s Zouaves,” arrived to Fortress Monroe National Monument in 2018. … Continue reading

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