Tag Archives: New Market Heights

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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Fallen, but not Forgotten: Pvt. Henderson Taborn, Co. A, 5th USCI

ECW is pleased to welcome back Tim Talbott During the mid-nineteenth century, Oberlin, Ohio, known as a “hotbed of abolitionism,” and even referred to as “the town that started the Civil War,” became a magnet of relocation for both self-emancipated … Continue reading

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Dying Far From Home: Pvt. Edward Williams, Co. C, 6th USCI

ECW is pleased to welcome back Tim Talbott, director of education and interpretation at Pamplin Historical Park During the Civil War, soldiers sometimes attempted to describe the nature of combat to friends and loved ones unfamiliar with warfare. In the … Continue reading

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Dying Far From Home: Pvt. Thomas Young, Co. A, 5th USCI

ECW is pleased to welcome back Tim Talbott African Americans in mid-nineteenth century America experienced the road to freedom differently. Some found the course short and straight. They claimed personal liberty as a right of birth by place or circumstance. … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Preservation at New Market Heights

The following text is an official press release from American Battlefield Trust, shared on February 10, 2021.   PRESERVATION OF LAND AT NEW MARKET HEIGHTS HONORS THE VALOR OF BLACK CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS  American Battlefield Trust protects 22 additional acres … Continue reading

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Battle of New Market Heights Memorial and Education Association

ECW is please to welcome Tim Talbott On September 29, 1864, during the fighting at the Battle of New Market Heights, as Corporal Miles James of Company B, 36th United States Colored Infantry maneuvered through abatis and approached the Confederate … Continue reading

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The 30th Anniversary of Glory, Celebrated by the 54th Mass, Co. B

On July 21, 2019, in solidarity with my fellow members of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company B, I attended the 30th Anniversary showing of the movie Glory. Although several of the 54th were in Bowie, Maryland, I attended the … Continue reading

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Significant USCT Sites in the Eastern Theater: Virginia and Washington, DC

I have had a few inquiries about significant sites for the United States Colored Troops. Over the past several years, I have spoken about each of the five sites that I am writing about in this blog. I participated in … Continue reading

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