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Civil War Cookin’: Did A Thanksgiving Meal Save This Man’s Life?

Jane Stuart Woolsey volunteered as a hospital nurse with the U.S. Sanitary Commission during the Civil War. Later, she wrote about her experiences and memories, offering a glimpse into a Union hospital, and in one of the chapters, details about … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from ECW

Whether you march through the autumn leaves, stay cozy at your headquarters, head out to make the town remember your name, or enjoy a meal that would make the hardtack eaters jealous, we hope you have a memorable day! We’re … Continue reading

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ECW’s November 2018 Newsletter Now Available

Our November ECW Newsletter is now available. We sent it out a little early this month in honor of Thanksgiving. To commemorate the holiday, our historians share their thoughts about the things they’re thankful for in their Civil War lives. … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 11/19-11/25/18

Some of the ECW writers and editors have been talking about things they’re thankful for in the history field. So we’d like to know – what you thankful for? (A book, a person, a Civil War event, an ancestor – … Continue reading

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Civil War Cookin’: Turkey For Dinner?

Civil War soldiers mention eating turkey (or wanting to eat turkey) for holiday meals. If they were lucky enough to catch, forage, or receive a turkey, that glorious moment would come when the big bird on a platter landed at … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving From ECW

Wishing all our readers and authors a special day of grateful celebration. We are thankful for you and your continued enthusiasm for history!

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Civil War Cookin’: Jefferson Davis Pie

Wednesday before Thanksgiving is always pie baking day at my house. When I open our 1952 edition of Irma Rombauer’s Joy of Cooking and turn to the pumpkin pie recipe, another recipe title catches my eye: Jefferson Davis Pie. I … Continue reading

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Year In Review: Civil War Cookin’

It was just a 7 day, short, almost-silly blog post series, but it was sure fun to write and publish. And it was well received by readers! “Civil War Cookin’ ” guaranteed a new article every day of Thanksgiving Week (2016). … Continue reading

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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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