Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Abraham Lincoln Gives Thanks

  The country was tearing itself apart in bloody war 156 years ago, but President Abraham Lincoln found cause to be grateful in his Thanksgiving Proclamation. His wisdom is for the ages. In this time of polarization, we would do … Continue reading

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The Political Strategy Behind Thanksgiving 

ECW welcomes back JoAnna M. McDonald Whether you commend or condemn the actions of President Abraham Lincoln, he was an astute strategist.  He took every opportunity to achieve a political advantage over the Confederacy. This detail can be seen even … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from ECW

Wishing you a day of abundant blessings to enjoy with family and friends! We’re grateful for your interest in Civil War history and for being part of our journey to sharing emerging scholarship.  

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But I HATE Cranberries!

‘Tis the season to try and figure out how to make everyone happy, including the Civil Warriors on the list. I have no idea how to fry a turkey, blacken one, or even how to roast one over a campfire. … Continue reading

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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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