Tag Archives: Union enlistments

“I Objected”: A Black Mother Takes a Stand Against Coerced Enlistment

ECW welcomes guest author Brendan Hamilton “You never told me that you was going to enlist my son, either in the army or navy. When I met you, you said you had thought of doing it, and I objected to … Continue reading

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Christmas 1863: “So Good-bye Homesicknesses”

This week I looked at some excerpts from Elisha Hunt Rhodes’s Civil War journal and found some interesting happenings in this Union soldier’s Christmas 155 years ago. Winter quarters, re-enlistment, patriotism, and Christmas made their way into his writings at … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: William McKinley

As President’s Day weekend is upon us, it would be altogether fitting and proper to have an ECW Weekender post related to the holiday.

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