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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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Good Words from a Johnny

I’m working on a book for Savas Beatie tentatively titled “The National Tribune Remembers the Atlanta Campaign.” In the National Tribune of Jan. 27, 1898, I came came across this sad tale of a Union veteran. The “Good Words from … Continue reading

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“He Stood the Operation Like A Soldier:” Lucius Davis

When we think of the Civil War, we need to look beyond just a few individual days. We need to look beyond Manassas, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, or even Appomattox. Often, we need even to look beyond 1865. The war changed … Continue reading

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Traveling to Gettysburg: Pt. 1

In a time when it seems that the whole world is quarantined, everyone is stuck at home, and traveling is almost certainly out of the current realm of possibilities, cases of cabin fever are bound to increase. Here in Youngstown, … Continue reading

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June 17: The 1st Massachusetts Cavalry at Aldie

Every regiment that served in the Civil War had one day that exemplified the rest of their wartime service. For the men of the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry, June 17 was their day. In particular, it was June 17, 1863. That … Continue reading

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God Save the Union? U.S. Civil War Pensions for Her Majesty’s Subjects, 1883

One of the military history groups I belong to on LinkedIn posted this link this week, showing details about British/United Kingdom deaths in the Civil War and widows who were receiving U.S. pensions in 1883. There were far more of … Continue reading

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An Interview with Pulitzer Finalist Brian Matthew Jordan (part three)

part three of three We’ve been talking with ECW’s Brian Matthew Jordan, whose book Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War was chosen as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History last month. In the final part of my … Continue reading

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An Interview with Pulitzer Finalist Brian Matthew Jordan (part two)

part two of three In April, ECW’s Brian Matthew Jordan received the news that his book, Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War, was selected as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history. Last week, I posted the first … Continue reading

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An Interview with Pulitzer Finalist Brian Matthew Jordan (part one)

part one of three In April, the Pultizer Prize committee announced its winners for 2016. This year’s winner for history was Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by T.J. Stiles. But on the list of finalists was … Continue reading

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