Tag Archives: USCT

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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New Sign Highlights Black History in Winchester

Adapted from a news release… During Winchester’s Juneteenth weekend a new Civil War Trails sign was unveiled at 15 North Cameron Street, on the ground of City Hall. The sign enables visitors to stand in the footsteps of the 19th … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: An Immigrant Defender of Black Freedom

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog June is Immigrant Heritage Month, and no American military conflict was more impacted by immigrants than the American Civil War. Roughly a quarter of the United States forces … Continue reading

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Petersburg Day One: Wednesday, June 15, 1864

On June 15 the Army of the Potomac began to cross the James River. It was an emotional moment. A. M. Judson of the 83rd Pennsylvania likened the army’s arrival at the James to Xenophon and his 10,000 Greeks reaching … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN 3: Steward Henderson

The next talk from the spring ECW virtual symposium appears this weekend on C-SPAN 3’s “American History TV.” Steward Henderson talks about the United States Colored Troops. Steward’s talk first airs Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. EDT and re-airs Sunday … Continue reading

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Gordon Rhea’s Forthcoming Book – Stephen A. Swails: Black Freedom Fighter in the Civil War and Reconstruction

Perhaps Gordon C. Rhea’s award-winning books about the Overland Campaign line a shelf in your library. Perhaps you’ve been on a tour to see the places he’s written about. Perhaps you’re counting down the days until the ECW Symposium in … Continue reading

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