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ECW Weekender: Juneteenth – Celebrating Freedom

Posting this weekender earlier than usual so there’s time to register and attend the free virtual tour today about the Civil War and Emancipation at Montpelier! Details and registration below. June 19, 1865. It had been over two years since … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Monocacy Battlefield (Virtually)

Hey, we’re keeping an eye on the official announcements, and we’re getting closer to being able to get back to exploring more historic sites in person! But we thought we’d keep it “virtual” for another week or so and spotlight … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Touring (Virtually) Three Plantations with National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has been crafting virtual tours of sites across the country and the one they released recently has information and photographs of three plantations. “Take a trip” without leaving home (or the air-conditioning)!

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ECW Weekender: U.S.S. Cairo at Vicksburg (Virtually)

Let’s head into the Civil War’s western theater from the safety of our digital devices this weekend! Vicksburg National Military Park has created a virtual tour of the USS Cairo, completely with a close up examination of the history and … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Nathan & Polly Johnson’s House (Virtually)

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m going a little “stir-crazy” this week…and it’s been rainy, making it not as easy to just head out for a walk. So, I starting thinking about places I want to travel, and as I reviewed … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Spring at Spotsylvania

Last weekend I did some hiking at Spotsylvania National Battlefield and since it’s been one of my few historic site visits in the last weeks, I took along a camera and snapped some photos of spring at this Virginia battlefield. … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Touring Ford’s Theatre (Virtually)

Like so many historic sites, Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. is closed for guest and staff safety, with stage performances postponed. However, on this historic week when President Lincoln went to that theater one final time 155 years ago, we … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Touring Appomattox (Virtually)

Yesterday, I was lamenting on Twitter that I should not go to Appomattox. It had been in the back of my mind that, if I could manage it with my work schedule, an impromptu afternoon drive there would be appropriate … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Saltville, Virginia (Part 3)

Today, we’re wrapping up the tour notes for Saltville and focusing on the second battle sites and “salt park.” Part 1 and Part 2 are also available. The Second Battle of Saltville happened December 20-21, 1864, and was directly triggered … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Saltville, Virginia (Part 2)

Today, we’ll focus on the First Battle of Saltville and its Civil War sites. Stay tuned next Friday for the Second Battle of Saltville sites and Salt Park. On October 2, 1864, approximately 300 Confederates held the high ground around … Continue reading

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