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Shiloh Video Recap

We’ve had a lot of video content lately on both the ECW YouTube and Facebook pages. On Facebook, we’ve been reposting videos from the western video swing ECW took with the American Battlefield Trust, which was a total blast (check … Continue reading

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Shiloh on ECW’s YouTube Page

With the 160th anniversary of Shiloh coming up this week, look to the ECW YouTube page for all kinds of goodies. Back in December 2021, Chris Mackowski and Kris White traveled to Shiloh on a video swing for the American … Continue reading

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Western Swing: Day 05

For day five of our video swing of western battlefields with the American Battlefield Trust, we skipped ahead to 1864. This was an exciting opportunity for me to do some interpretation on some battlefields I’d never had the chance to … Continue reading

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Western Swing: Day 03

On day three of my swing with the American Battlefield Trust through battlefields in western Tennessee, we followed the Union army from Pittsburg Landing down into northern Mississippi to the key railroad junction of Corinth. All of us–Kris White, Garry … Continue reading

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Western Swing: Day 02 (part two!)

When I spent the day at Shiloh last week with Kris White, Garry Adelman, Parker Hills, and Tim Smith, we shot so much material that we had to divide it into two days. You can see part one from Shiloh … Continue reading

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Western Swing 2021: Day 02

Our swing through western battlefields with the American Battlefield Trust continued today with a trip to Shiloh. What an amazing battlefield! Join Kris White, Chris Mackowski, and Garry Adelman, along with special guest historian Parker Hills (Brig. Gen., ret.) of … Continue reading

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“You can do a great deal in eight days”: Ulysses S. Grant’s Forgotten Turning Point (part two)

Part two of two With an escort of twenty cavalrymen, Ulysses S. Grant rode on the evening of May 3, 1863, into the newly captured town Grand Gulf, Mississippi. He passed the now-abandoned Confederate forts, Cobun and Wade, and made … Continue reading

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Scenes from Vicksburg (postscript)

part of a series After my two and a half days in Vicksburg, I’m safely ensconced back home in the heart of the Eastern Theater of the Civil War. But wow, what a time I had. I had a few … Continue reading

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Scenes from Vicksburg, Day 3 (part one)

part of a series I’ve been in Vicksburg for the American Battlefield Trust and Emerging Civil War to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the Vicksburg campaign. We actually started Thursday’s adventures with a holdover from Wednesday: a Facebook LIVE shoot … Continue reading

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Scenes from Vicksburg, Day 2 (part four)

part of a series We capped off the day with a visit to Champion Hill on the 155th anniversary of the battle. As a historian, it’s always a special treat for me to walk a battlefield on the anniversary of … Continue reading

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