Tag Archives: National Park Service

WHM Profile: Andrea DeKoter

Andrea DeKoter walked into her daughter’s preschool class wearing her National Park Service uniform. The boys and girls looked puzzled as they tried to figure out what kind of police officer she was. DeKoter later overheard a little boy say … Continue reading

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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center Grand Opening Events

From the NPS: The public is invited to the grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center March 11 and 12. The National Park Service and the Maryland Park Service have teamed up to provide special family-friendly Grand … Continue reading

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WHM Profile: Beth Parnicza

by ECW Correspondent Emily Losito Elizabeth Parnicza stood next to the edge of Stewarts Canal in Maryland, which the abolitionist Harriet Tubman and her father worked on during their time of slavery. The canal was built between 1810 and 1830 … Continue reading

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Chickamauga and Resaca in March 2017

Dear readers, Some of you may know that every year I organize a two-day tour in March, to Chickamauga. This year, the dates are March 10-11, 2017. We will be exploring the new Georgia Park at Resaca, and then spending … Continue reading

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Huzzah for Our Friend, Ted Alexander

Once more, congratulations to ECW’s friend Ted Alexander, the recipient of this year’s inaugural Emerging Civil War Award for Civil War Public History. Earlier this month, Ted hosted a big retirement party following a 30+-year career with the National Park Service, … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg, My Favorite City in Virginia (part one)

part one of five I have spent my entire retirement working at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields National Military Park. As a young kid standing on Marye’s Heights in 1958, fascinated by the battlefield and the view from high … Continue reading

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June 29-30, 1863

June 29 – 30, 1863 “My main point being to find and fight the enemy.” – George G. Meade Twenty-four hours into his command, General Meade showed no signs of hesitation and continued to push his army hard to bridge … Continue reading

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The Future of Civil War History: Jim Broomall (part two)

part two of a four-part interview At the end of last week, we started a conversation with Dr. James Broomall, co-editor of a special issue of the journal Civil War History that looks at “The Future of Civil War History.” … Continue reading

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The Future of Civil War History: Jim Broomall (part one)

part one of a four-part interview What’s the future of Civil War history? That’s the question very much on the mind of Dr. James Broomall these days. Broomall—or “Jim,” as we call him around here at ECW—is the director of … Continue reading

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East Pascagoula Raid

On April 9, 1863, the residents of East Pascagoula, Mississippi, had a day like no other. Union warships lurked offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Their presence was nothing abnormal for Southern residents along the coast. The Union military had … Continue reading

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