Tag Archives: Terry Rensel

The Capture—and Preservation—of Myer’s Hill

May 14 is the anniversary of the 1864 fight for Myer’s Hill during the battle of Spotsylvania Court House. Ulysses S. Grant planned for a massive assault against the Confederate right flank there, but poor roads delayed the movement of … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender – Fort Clinch

I’ve been coming to Ameila Island and Fernadina Beach, Florida on and off for near 20 years. I always try to make Fort Clinch, at the mouth of the Amelia River, a stop.

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ECW Podcast “A Conversation about the Civil War & Pop Culture” Is Now Available

It’s finally here! ECW has been celebrating the Civil War in books, movies, TV shows, and songs. Join Chris Mackowski, Sarah Kay Bierle, and Terry Rensel as they extend the conversation from our newest book and our blog to our … Continue reading

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More from Gettysburg’s Remembrance Day 2019

By Terry Rensel One of the great perks of relocating from Alaska to central Virginia this past summer is that I get to have an almost constant emergence into all things Civil War pretty much whenever I want. Yesterday was … Continue reading

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Hiking to Harpers Ferry for the John Brown 160th

Bill Bryson did for the Appalachian Trail what Tony Horowitz did for the Civil War. In his 1998 book A Walk in the Woods, Bryson recounted his adventures hiking portions of the AT with his woefully under-prepared friend Stephen Katz, … Continue reading

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Do We Still Care About the Civil War: Terry Rensel

The cover story of the newest issue of Civil War Times asks, “Do we still care about the Civil War?” ECW is pleased to partner with Civil War Times to extend the conversation here on the blog. Today, ECW Editorial … Continue reading

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A Conversation with CVBT’s New Executive Director (conclusion)

(part four of four) Terry Rensel is not only the new executive director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT), he’s also one of my closest friends. I’ve been talking with him about his recent move to Virginia and his … Continue reading

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A Conversation with CVBT’s New Executive Director (part three)

(part three of four) I’ve been talking this week with Terry Rensel, the new executive director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust. He also serves on the editorial board for ECW’s blog. Terry came to his historical adventures by a … Continue reading

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A Conversation with CVBT’s New Executive Director (part two)

(part two of four) I’m chatting this week with my good friend, Terry Rensel, who’s been hired as the new executive director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT). CVBT, one of the country’s premier regional preservation organizations, focuses on … Continue reading

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A Conversation with CVBT’s New Executive Director (part one)

(part one of four) In early July, the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) hired a new executive director, Terry Rensel. Terry is not only an ECWer—he serves on the blog’s editorial board—he’s been one of my best friends for thirty … Continue reading

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