Tag Archives: Paige Gibbons Backus

Limited Tickets Remaining for April 9 Pittsburgh Symposium!

When one ECW symposium just isn’t enough, we have you covered…but only if you act quickly! Only 30 seats remain available for the upcoming Civil War Symposium at The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall and the Captain Thomas … Continue reading

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Emerging Civil War to be Featured at April 2022 Pittsburgh Symposium

The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall and the Captain Thomas Espy Post are thrilled to announce the return of their biennial Civil War Symposium on Saturday, April 9, 2022. The symposium will feature five historians from Emerging Civil … Continue reading

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ECW Honors Gibbons Backus with Upton Award

Emerging Civil War has selected Paige Gibbons Backus as the recipient of this year’s Emory Upton Award. The Upton Award is presented to a member of the Emerging Civil War community in recognition of outstanding service to ECW. Paige, who … Continue reading

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ECW’s July 2021 Newsletter Now Available

The July 2021 ECW Newsletter hit inboxes today. Did you get yours? Inside, you’ll find:

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My ECW Story: Paige Gibbons Backus

For the first installment of our new My ECW Story series we have Paige Gibbons Backus, or as we like to call her at ECW, “Notorious PGB.” Just kidding…we don’t really call her that. As you’ll see, Paige wears several … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN 3: Paige Gibbons Backus

ECW returns to C-SPAN 3’s “American History TV” this weekend. The Paige Gibbons Backus’s talk from our 2020 virtual symposium, “A Fight for Life or Death: The Carnage Found in the Medical Field During the Civil War,” debuts on Saturday … Continue reading

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“I Found My Passion For The Subject”

Growing up visiting museums and traveling to battlefields, I always had an interest in history and knew what I wanted to work with it. Yet I didn’t really know how to go about getting into the field. In the end, … Continue reading

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2018 Year in Review: #2

Our second-most-read post from 2018 involved a recent discovery from the war’s first major battle: 2) Limb Pit at Manassas National Battlefield Continues to Show the Horrors of Civil War Medicine by Paige Gibbons Backus (August 27, 2018) Workers digging … Continue reading

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ECW Welcomes Paige Gibbons Backus

A native of Wisconsin, Paige Gibbons Backus graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a bachelor’s degree in Historic Preservation, and George Mason University with a master’s degree in Applied History. She has been in the public history field … Continue reading

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Telling Stonewall Jackson’s Story Atop Henry House Hill

I always think of July 21 as Stonewall Jackson’s birthday. Thomas Jonathan Jackson was born on January 21, 1824, so that’s his actual birthday, but he got his famous nickname at the battle of First Manassas, which took place in … Continue reading

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