Tag Archives: Maryland

John A. Dix, Troubleshooter

ECW welcomes back guest author Leon Reed A single patriotic envelope with an enigmatic message led me to the story of one of the Civil War’s more interesting figures. John A. Dix was a New York politician and businessman who … Continue reading

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To Spurn the Southern Scum? Union Soldier Motivation to Liberate Maryland in September 1862

Accounts abound of Union officers exhorting their men during the Battle of Gettysburg to fight ferociously as if the safety of their loved ones and their homes depended on it. On July 1, 1863, retreating Union cavalrymen passed through the … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: New Preservation & Interpretive Grant For Maryland

In the midst of a challenging week, some positive preservation news came from Maryland. More than $5 million has been given through a grant for historic preservation and tourism.

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Civil War Trails: St. Mary’s County Maryland

When is the last time you took a journey to South-Eastern Mainland Maryland? Start planning your trip today as you imagine what life could be like outside of quarantine. Amongst all of the rural beauty of Southeastern Maryland, we think … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Nearly $1 Million Allocated to Save 12 African-American History Sites in Maryland

There is no better way to honor Black History Month than to preserve the sites related to African American heritage and history. Last week, it was announced that the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, as well as … Continue reading

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Lew Wallace Secures the B&O– For the First Time (Pt. 1)

Lew Wallace, the Hoosier lawyer-turned soldier, readied his command for its move. His objective was a vital connection of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad whose trains were badly needed to transport material and manpower. Wallace wrote later, “The need of … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: Chestertown, Maryland

Looking for a nice weekend getaway with a side of history? Let us recommend a visit to Chestertown. Take a long walk along the tree lined streets and soak up the impressive collection of period buildings that Chestertown boasts.

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Maryland, My Maryland? Jefferson Davis and the Maryland Campaign of September 1862

Confederate soldiers splashing across the Potomac River in early September 1862 jubilantly bellowed out the tune “Maryland, My Maryland” as they marched into the Old Line State. Just months earlier, with the war escalating around the Confederate capital of Richmond, … Continue reading

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The Yankee Soldier and the Belles of “Secession Proclivities”

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Rob Wilson With mid-February approaching, I went hunting for a North-South romance story to share on Valentine’s Day. In his well-researched study of Northern troops, The Life of Billy Yank: The Common Soldier … Continue reading

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Dranesville: A Troubled Town, Part 3

Part three in a series. Part One is here, and Part Two is here.  War had come, and the people of Herkimer County, New York answered. Located towards the center of the state, the New Yorkers soon heard of Lincoln’s … Continue reading

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