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ECW Weekender: Exploring Fortress Monroe (Virtually)

For many enslaved men, women, and children, Fortress Monroe became their place to find and create freedom. Self-emancipation pressured Union military officers and Federal politicians to face the realities of slavery and question how freedom could cripple the local Southern … Continue reading

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Gordon’s Flank Attack Trail (Wilderness Battlefield)

Inspired by Chris Mackowski’s “virtual tour” of the Chancellorsville History Trail on the blog in 2020, I’m inviting you to “take a hike” on the Gordon Flank Attack Trail on The Wilderness Battlefield on this battle anniversary day. The trail … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: African Americans and Civil War Medicine (Virtual Exhibit)

  While looking around for some Civil War medical records this week, I found this online exhibit focusing on African Americans and 1860’s medicine. Presented by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the virtual resources include pages focusing on Black … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Virtual Tours Videos from the National Civil War Museum

I was hoping to go battlefield hiking and take you along (virtually), but it’s been a little colder than I had anticipated this week, so let’s go head for the museums instead… Want to see some galleries and exhibits from … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Prince William County’s Virtual History Lectures

Need to put something historic on your calendar for the coming weeks? They don’t technically fall on weekends, but these lectures are something you’ll be able to explore and experience from the safety of home this winter season. Starting on … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Virtual Civil War Christmas

The weekender arrives a bit early on this wintry Friday since you might want to check out the details or mark you calendar for some upcoming virtual experiences with Civil War Christmas themes or locations. Stay safe and have fun … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg Anniversary Programs from NPS – Online and Virtual

Since tomorrow starts the anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg and you might want time to see what’s available and plan accordingly… Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park will be offering their battle anniversary programs online this year. (In-person tours … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: New York State Capitol’s Flag Room (Virtual Tour)

A new six minute video highlights some of the 2,200 flags preserved in the Flag Room of the New York State Capitol. Most of the flags were used by New York troops from the War of 1812 through the modern … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Mark Twain’s Home Library (Virtually)

This week I’ve been trying to find some virtual tours of home libraries from the 19th Century. While Mark Twain’s connection to the Civil War is loose (he headed for Nevada Territory in 1861), his post-war friendship with Ulysses S. … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: CVBT Aims to Raise $10,000 for Battlefield Preservation through a New Virtual Event

The Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) is innovating and continuing to press forward with their mission to save historically significant and endangered ground at the battlefields of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, The Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House. With the global pandemic canceling … Continue reading

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