Tag Archives: Smithsonian

Stumped at Spotsy?

What does this cement block have to do with the battle of the Mule Shoe at Spotsylvania Court House? Spotsy Stump marker

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ECW Weekender: More Civil War Exhibits At The Smithsonian (Virtually)

A couple weeks ago, the weekender post highlighted some online exhibits from the Smithsonian American History Museum related to Lincoln’s life and legacy. Here are a few more virtual exhibits related to the Civil War to explore new technology for … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Abraham Lincoln Exhibits at the Smithsonian (Virtually)

I think I just discovered a rabbit hole. I am so excited to find a grand selection of online exhibitions from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History! There are a handful with a Civil War focus, and I’ll be … Continue reading

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A Monumental Discussion: Dana Shoaf

Before the tragedy in Charlottesville, Confederate monuments had already been sparking controversy around the country. Civil War Times, in an issue that now seems prescient, tackled the topic in its most recent issue, setting a high bar for rational, informed … Continue reading

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Give the Gift of War!

Almost everyone who reads this blog has some interest in the American Civil War, even if it is only that a household member is a Civil War buff. With the holidays upon us, ECW will offer a short series of … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Civil War

How appropriate that a book about artifacts should be a beautiful artifact unto itself. Such is certainly the case with the Smithsonian Institution’s new Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection. This handsome new coffee table book contains 368 glossy … Continue reading

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