Tag Archives: Medal of Honor

Book Review: Soldier Parrott

Soldier Parrott: The Incredible Story of America’s First Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient By J. North Conway Lyons Press, 2021 $28.95 hardcover Reviewed by David T. Dixon The daring theft of a locomotive on the Western and Atlantic Railroad in … Continue reading

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Hispanic Service in the Civil War

ECW welcomes guest author Carlos Mutis My membership with Adams County Historical Society (ACHS) has created opportunities for historical research and professional development. A recent opportunity has given me the focus of researching the role of Hispanics at the Battle … Continue reading

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Walking the Battlefield – Fort Blakely, Mobile, Alabama

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Sheritta Bitikofer… On the evening of April 9, 1865, the same day as Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, another battle was taking place on the opposite side of … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Memorial Day 2021 at the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center

For our readers in the Western Theater or those traveling to the region for Memorial Day Weekend, check out the special events at the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The events will be highlighting themes of … Continue reading

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American Battlefield Trust Preserves the Heart of Williamsburg’s Civil War Battlefield

The American Battlefield Trust has had quite a December so far! First they announced a campaign to preserve an incredibly important tract at the heart of the Gaines’s Mill and Cold Harbor battlefields. Then they declared victory on a piece … Continue reading

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Yes, I Picked Benjamin Butler for My Fantasy Draft

ECW welcomes guest author Bryan Cheeseboro. Recently, I enjoyed “The Civil War Fantasy Draft” presented by The American Battlefield Trust on their Facebook page as part of their new Zoom Goes the History video series.  As we are under social … Continue reading

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“Holding His Command”: Colonel Nelson Miles at Chancellorsville

Yesterday, I sorted through the official records’ order of battle lists and tweeted about it. I posted a photo of a portion of the list and asked followers if they could identify which battle I was working on from the … Continue reading

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Three Medals of Honor and the Second Battle of Winchester

The Second Battle of Winchester fought on June 13-15, 1863, did not conclude with a fine victory moment for the Union army under General Robert H. Milroy. The majority of his soldiers surrendered and their army’s demise opened the doors … Continue reading

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If You’re Not First, You’re Last: Charles Gould’s Medal Citation

Recently I have fielded a couple inquiries about who I really believe was the first Union soldier to breach the Confederate earthworks outside of Petersburg, Virginia. I still remain convinced that Captain Charles Gould, 5th Vermont Infantry, was the first … Continue reading

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National Medal of Honor Day

Today is National Medal of Honor Day, and if you haven’t seen the American Battlefield Trust’s latest edition of Hallowed Ground, which focuses on the Congressional Medal of Honor, you need to check it out. Thanks to my longtime partner … Continue reading

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