Tag Archives: reenacting

There Was No Reveille

Last month at Wreaths Across America in Winchester National Cemetery, a bugler played “Taps” at the conclusion of the ceremony. As the final notes faded, I experienced a strange reaction. I expected to hear reveille next. Years of doing living … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Cedar Creek Battle Anniversary

There’s a lot happening at Cedar Creek Battlefield in the Shenandoah Valley this weekend! Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation is hosting a reenactment on Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17. Details here: https://www.ccbf.us/ Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: “A Chat With Robert Lee Hodge”

Did you have a chance to listen to the podcast conversation with Chris Mackowski and Robert Lee Hodge? It’s available to ECW Podcast subscribers at the NCO Subscription Level via Patreon. We’ve rounded up some additional reads from the ECW … Continue reading

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Yellowhammers and Environmentalism: The Drive To Raccoon Ford & Getting Ready For Gettysburg (part one)

In 2002 the historical interpretation unit I belonged to, The Southern Guard, was volunteering for a “living-history” program at Gettysburg National Military Park, portraying the 4th Alabama Infantry of Evander McIver Law’s famed brigade that was in John Bell Hood’s … Continue reading

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A Monumental Discussion: Kelly Mezurek

Over the last few days, I have been perplexed by the number of people who have condemned Tina Fey’s “Sheetcake” skit (SNL Weekend Update Summer Edition, August 17, 2017). Is it that people are unable to understand the multiple levels … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 6/19-6/25/17

In a recent guest post, historian Winifred Maloney recounted the appearance of reenactors from the 54th Massachusetts Infantry—the black unit depicted in the movie Glory—presenting the colors at a Boston Red Sox game. Her thoughtful commentary sparked a comment by … Continue reading

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The USCT and The Boston Red Sox: Missed Opportunity or Fenway Redemption?

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Winifred Maloney. On May 23, my family and I attended a game between the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers. As a lifelong Red Sox fan whose first trip to Fenway Park was … Continue reading

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The Future of Civil War History: An Interview with Dana Shoaf (part five)

part five of five In part four of my conversation with Civil War Times editor Dana Shoaf, he and I talked about the value of his magazine—or any magazine—as a forum with both wide reach and widely recognized legitimacy. But … Continue reading

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Closing the Season at Grant Cottage

From my seat under the authors’ tent, I look across the paved driveway to the spot on the cottage porch where Ulysses S. Grant often sat in his chair, writing. The chair itself now sits inside the corner room of … Continue reading

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What Are We Remembering at Gettysburg’s Remembrance Day?

For the past decade I have either participated in and or viewed Gettysburg’s annual Remembrance Day Parade.  To honor President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and those that gave their “last full measure of devotion,” Gettysburg has two different, annual events.  Commemorating … Continue reading

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