Tag Archives: Union veterans

Echoes of Reconstruction: The Spread of Juneteenth Celebrations Throughout Texas

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog. I had never heard of Juneteenth until I was attending college in Buffalo, New York in 1977. Friends asked me if I was going to stay after … Continue reading

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Agnes Pomeroy Bartlett: The General’s Wife & Widow (Part 2)

  Read Part 1 Here By summer 1864, it was no secret that Confederate prisons were particularly bad. Agnes must have worried when she heard about Bartlett’s capture after the Battle of the Crater. Perhaps the messages he wrote to … Continue reading

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

ECW welcomes guest author Mike Busovicki All warriors want to know their efforts were not in vain and the deprivations they endured were worth the outcome.  As the Civil War metamorphosed into a great insatiable beast, devouring ever more resources, … Continue reading

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A Young Woman in Washington State Upholds the Legacy of Union Army Veterans in 1914

ECW welcomes back guest author Richard Heisler Ester Boyer was a schoolgirl just 15 years of age living in Washington State in 1914. Miss Boyer lived a bit northwest of Seattle in the small town of Coupeville, on Whidbey Island. She … Continue reading

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Free ECW Podcast: Union Veterans & The Post-War Shenandoah Valley

How did northern Civil War veterans impact the Shenandoah Valley AFTER the war? ECW’s Chris Mackowski talks with Jonathan Noyalas, Jay Richardson, and Nikki Roland of Shenandoah University about their surprising research. Listen to the free podcast here!

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A Yankee Officer’s Words: A Reflection For Veterans Day

ECW welcomes back guest author Rob Wilson A recent New Yorker story I read about the hundredth anniversary of Armistice Day –  November 11 – reminded me of the human cost of World War I: the lost lives of 9.7 … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: John Wesley Powell River History Museum

If you’re ever traveling cross-country on Interstate 70 through Utah and Colorado, you’ll reach Green River, Utah, either just before or after crossing the “hundred miles of nothin’.” Here, in this little river town, you’ll find a local museum named … Continue reading

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Review: “A Not So Happy Ending”

Review of Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War, by Brian Matthew Jordan The devastation of the American Civil War is well known; casualties in that fraternal bloodbath exceeded 750,000 and the South was wrecked. Less known and … Continue reading

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Hood Remembered: Meg Groeling

It is not two years since the sight of a person who had lost one of his lower limbs was an infrequent occurrence. Now, Alas! there are few of us who have not a cripple among our friends if not … Continue reading

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