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“Always willing to bear his part of the danger and hardship of his fellow soldiers”: A Story from Winchester National Cemetery

This year, Emerging Civil War is helping to support Wreaths Across America at Winchester National Cemetery through a fundraiser. We are only one week away from an evening virtual program about the cemetery. To whet your appetite for history and … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast: Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America is one of America’s most poignant holiday events. This year, Emerging Civil War is helping support efforts at Winchester National Cemetery. Sarah Kay Bierle and her mom, Susan Bierle, talk about the project and a special event … Continue reading

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Of Monuments & Winchester National Cemetery

From the research desk! I’ve been getting ready for Emerging Civil War’s fundraiser for Wreath Across America, and this past week some of my favorite sources are the commemorative books published after several Union veterans touring trips to battlefields in … Continue reading

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Reflecting On The Theme: “Find A Way To Serve”

Last week Emerging Civil War announced a special fundraiser to help donate funds to help Wreaths Across America place more wreaths in Winchester National Cemetery. Since I’m one of the editors working on research and getting ready to present at … Continue reading

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Emerging Civil War Hosts Fundraiser for Wreaths Across America

Press Release – August 31, 2022 Every December across the United States, crowds gather quietly in national cemeteries to remember and honor the service and sacrifices by placing evergreen wreaths on the gravestones and saying the names etched there. Winchester … Continue reading

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There Was No Reveille

Last month at Wreaths Across America in Winchester National Cemetery, a bugler played “Taps” at the conclusion of the ceremony. As the final notes faded, I experienced a strange reaction. I expected to hear reveille next. Years of doing living … Continue reading

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December 2021 ECW newsletter now available

Did Santa bring you a December 2021 Emerging Civil War newsletter this year? He sent them out today. Our newsletter’s cover photo, courtesy of Sarah Kay Bierle, comes from Wreaths Across America at Winchester National Cemetery. Our thanks to Sarah … Continue reading

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Wreaths in Winchester

This past Saturday two ECW editors volunteered at the Wreaths Across America event in Winchester National Cemetery. They both shared some thoughts and reflections on the experience…

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ECW Weekender: Wreaths Across America 2021

On December 18, 2021, at more than 2,500 locations across the United States holiday wreaths will be placed on the graves of U.S. service members. While Arlington National Cemetery may be the most famous location of Wreaths Across America, many … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Will You Place A Wreath?

“Their character, their sacrifice is not just our of the past. It’s our future. And the foundation of this country was built on the lives of those men and women that we choose to honor.” On December 15, 2018, approximately … Continue reading

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