Tag Archives: USCT

TONIGHT: Steward Henderson on the USCT

Don’t forget, tonight at 7:00 p.m., the ECW YouTube page will feature a special premier of a talk by Steward Henderson about the USCT in the Civil War. At the ECW Virtual Symposium last spring, Steward shared the story of … Continue reading

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Steward Henderson on the U.S.C.T.

We have a special treat for you coming up this Friday evening on the ECW YouTube page: Steward Henderson will be talking about the United States Colored Troops and some of the work he’s done—along with many other dedicated folks—to … Continue reading

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Western Swing: Day 05

For day five of our video swing of western battlefields with the American Battlefield Trust, we skipped ahead to 1864. This was an exciting opportunity for me to do some interpretation on some battlefields I’d never had the chance to … Continue reading

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“They Will Charge to the Cannon’s Mouth:” A Story of the 3rd United States Colored Cavalry

ECW welcomes back guest author Jeff T. Giambrone (Editor’s Note: the primary source contains the historic use of a racial slur.) I have been reading the wartime issues of the Vicksburg Daily Herald for years, but despite all the time … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: Misusing the History of the Civil War Era in Drafting Alabama’s Constitution

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog Usually we think of the study of history as a good starting point for the drafting of new laws. This is especially true when a state adopts a … Continue reading

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Fallen, but Not Forgotten: Pvt. Emanuel Patterson, Co. D, 6th United States Colored Infantry

ECW is pleased to welcome back Tim Talbott, director of education and interpretation at Pamplin Historical Park On October 10, 1858, Emanuel Patterson stood beside Elizabeth Perrill in the home of William Fox, justice of the peace for Aleppo Township, … Continue reading

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Echoes of the Lost Cause: Autumn of the Lost Cause

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog The last month has been one of dislocation for those of us devoted to studying the Civil War and Reconstruction.  Nathan Bedford Forrest was literally relocated, or at … Continue reading

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From the Plantation to the Battlefield

“Journey of a slave from the plantation to the battlefield”

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Saving History Saturday: New Historic Marker To Be Unveiled at Franklin Battlefield

The following article is an original press release from Williamson County Chamber on August 26, 2021 FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Battle of Franklin Trust will unveil an historic marker sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust recognizing the enslaved at Rippavilla … Continue reading

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Dying Far From Home: Pvt. Thomas Young, Co. A, 5th USCI

ECW is pleased to welcome back Tim Talbott African Americans in mid-nineteenth century America experienced the road to freedom differently. Some found the course short and straight. They claimed personal liberty as a right of birth by place or circumstance. … Continue reading

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