Tag Archives: Paige Gibbons Backus

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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A Needle in a Stack of Needles: Researching the Miscellaneous Medical Records Files at the National Archives

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Paige Gibbons-Backus. At Ben Lomond Historic Site, we are constantly trying to find new information about its use as a hospital during the Civil War. Unfortunately, for historians, the records are scarce for … Continue reading

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Battlefield Markers & Monuments: Wisconsin Memorial at Vicksburg National Military Park

Emerging Civil War welcomes back Paige Gibbons-Backus Growing up in Wisconsin, I have always been interested in history, and while Wisconsin has some interesting Civil War history such as the Iron Brigade, “Old Abe,” and Camp Randall, it really was … Continue reading

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WHM Profile: Paige Gibbons-Backus

by ECW Correspondent Emily Losito Walking through most museums, one becomes trapped behind barriers, peering through glass-encased artifacts, and shunned from touching practically everything. However, at Ben Lomond Historic Site in Manassas, Virginia, interaction is encouraged. The property, a pre-Civil … Continue reading

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