Tag Archives: Women’s History Month

Sister Lydia Penny: “Like a Ministering Angel”

ECW is pleased to welcome back Tim Talbott. Tim originally sent this post to us for Women’s History Month; we apologize for the delay in getting it up. We are fortunate that several United States Colored Troops (USCT) soldiers chose … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: Women’s History Month at Weston Manor

Civil War Trails, Inc. has teamed up with the Historic Hopewell Foundation, Inc., and the City of Hopewell, Virginia to launch a new Civil War Trails sign at Weston Manor. The new story recounts the heart-wrenching experiences of twelve-year-old Emma … Continue reading

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2022 Women’s History Month with Emerging Civil War

March is Women’s History Month, and ECW will be highlighting some extra accounts about women and their experiences, achievements, and challenges connected to the Civil War and 1860s. Chris Heisey’s photograph from Gettysburg’s Evergreen Cemetery contrasts Eliza Thorn’s courage and … Continue reading

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Women & Preservation: Concluding Thoughts

  Part of a Series Over the last few weeks at my day-job at Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, I’ve had the opportunity of doing historical research about the Civil War happenings at several locations which either are currently in the … Continue reading

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Women & Preservation: A Chat with Cindy Brochure about Local Battlefield Preservation

Part of a Series Women gathered in a kitchen, talking seriously around the table about saving a Civil War battlefield. That was part of the story that Cindy Brochure shared with me when we “met” and talked for the first … Continue reading

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Women & Preservation: A Chat with Mary Koik about Writing for Preservation

  Part of a Series Since I’ve been working in the battlefield preservation field for over a year with Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, I’ve been inspired to learn about the long legacy of women who have been supporters and influencers … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month: Favorite Leadership Moments History Chat

Earlier this month, Chris Mackowski invited the women of ECW to join a Zoom meeting to chat about Civil War leadership and offer their perspectives and voices on the subject. JoAnna M. McDonald, Cecily Nelson Zander, and Sarah Kay Bierle … Continue reading

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Exploring Gettysburg with Sue Boardman (part six)

conclusion of a series We wrap up our series with Licensed Battlefield Guide Sue Boardman today on the backside of the Pennsylvania Memorial, where we tried to find what shelter we could from the wind that bedeviled us all day. … Continue reading

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Exploring Gettysburg with Sue Boardman (part one)

part one of a series To commemorate Women’s History Month, I asked historian Sue Boardman if she’s be willing to spend some time showing me around her favorite places on the Gettysburg battlefield. It was my great good fortune to … Continue reading

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“Domestic Blockade”: Three Cheers for the Homefront Mothers

When dads are away for long periods for work or military service, moms don’t have the ability to defer discipline decisions for a few hours. And this humorous illustration from the Civil War era made me think about another aspect … Continue reading

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