Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Civil War Cookin’: What To Do With Leftovers (According To Major Pendleton)

If you had a feast yesterday, there’s a good possibility you have left-overs today. You might not believe it, but I have a story about left-overs during the Civil War. First, let’s clarify – there wasn’t a lot of extra … Continue reading

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Civil War Cookin’: A Soldier’s Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving didn’t actually become an official American holiday until 1863. That doesn’t mean that Civil War Era soldiers and civilians were unfamiliar with giving thanks prior to Lincoln’s proclamation. Did Civil War soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving in the way we think of … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving From ECW!

Wishing all our readers and authors a wonderful holiday!

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Civil War Cookin’: Learning To Make Bread

Baking bread. Have you ever tried it? You know, yeast bread. Mix, knead, rise, knead, rise, bake. Time consuming. (I cheat and use a bread maker.) Back in the Civil War days, they prepared their bread without the convenience of … Continue reading

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Civil War Cookin’: An Introduction

We’re just days away from Thanksgiving. So…it’s time to start those shopping lists (I prefer to call them logistic lists for the quartermaster’s department) and working on the menu or food preparations. Or maybe your mom, wife, aunt, or grandma … Continue reading

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A Look Back at ECW’s Past Thanksgivings

In 2012, ECW celebrated Thanksgiving by publishing its 500th post. For Thanksgiving this year, we don’t hit any nice, tidy milestones, but we’re up to 1,738 posts (as of this one). None of our success over the past four and a … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving 2015

We asked a few of our authors to share what they were thankful for this year. Assuming everyone would say “family and friends,” we asked them what else they were thankful for. Here are a few of their answers:

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“Therefore we prefer bad weather at this time”

In the spirit of the holiday I thought I would highlight a curious item that a soldier in the trenches at Petersburg was thankful for. “We have had some very cold weather, the ground has been frozen hard but now the weather is … Continue reading

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Obama Pardons Cheese in 2014!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 marks another year in which a turkey received a Presidential pardon, this time from President Obama. The 2014 turkeys (there are always two nowadays–one is an alternate in case something happens to the first) are from … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Turkey Pardon–a 2011 reprint, updated!

November 26 marks another year in which a turkey receives a Presidential pardon, this time from President Obama. The 2014 turkeys (there are always two nowadays–one is an alternate in case something happens to the first) are from Ohio, and … Continue reading

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