Tag Archives: Medal of Honor

Fort Harrison: What can a little-known fort teach us?

Have you ever heard of Fort Harrison, outside of Richmond?  Maybe you have, if you’re well read on the Richmond campaigns, but chances are you haven’t.  Built as part of the lines defending the city, the Fort was attacked and … Continue reading

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Civil War Medicine: John Chase and the Lasting Legacies of Wartime Medicine

Civil War medicine did not exist in a vacuum only on battlefields and in hospitals. It began long before armies met in combat or men became ill; it began in classrooms, books, and lectures as surgeons and doctors learned and … Continue reading

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Hispanic Americans in the Civil War

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), I’d like to provide our ECW readers with an overview of the contribution that Hispanic Americans made to the Civil War. Across the nation, Americans and immigrants that could … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 28 Acres of New Market Heights Battlefield Donated to the Capital Region Land Conservancy

The owners of Four Mile Creek Farm, a core part of the New Market Heights Battlefield, donated 28 acres of the 73-acre farm to the Capital Region Land Conservancy, to be preserved forever. The remaining 45-acres will be conveyed to … Continue reading

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A Visit to New Market Heights

ECW is pleased to welcome Shelly Liebler. Shelly is a photographer based in the Williamsport, Virginia, area. The American Battlefield Trust and Civil War Trails have teamed up to interpret this acquisition in Varina, Virginia: the New Market Heights Battlefield, … Continue reading

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Fallen, but not Forgotten: Sgt. John Grinnell, Co. E, 38th USCI

ECW is pleased to welcome back Tim Talbott, founding member and President of the Battle of New Market Heights Memorial and Education Association. In the Border States of Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky, and Missouri the process of emancipation and enlisting formerly … Continue reading

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Sister Lydia Penny: “Like a Ministering Angel”

ECW is pleased to welcome back Tim Talbott. Tim originally sent this post to us for Women’s History Month; we apologize for the delay in getting it up. We are fortunate that several United States Colored Troops (USCT) soldiers chose … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: The Medal of Honor Valor Trail

Last week the American Battlefield Trust announced the creation of the Medal of Honor Trail, in collaboration with their partner the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. The trail will tell the stories of Americans who have won the Medal of … Continue reading

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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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