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On the evening of May 20, 1864, Ulysses S. Grant sent Winfield Scott Hancock’s II Corps south from Spotsylvania Court House to Massaponnax Church, with orders to march onward toward Bowling Green, Milford Station, and—if Hancock thought he could make … Continue reading
On April 14, 1861—today, one hundred and fifty-nine years ago—Maj. Robert Anderson marched his garrison out of Fort Sumter after weathering a barrage that began two days previously. The assault on Fort Sumter started the Civil War. On April 14, … Continue reading
Kevin Pawlak and Dan Welch had the movie cameras rolling at Antietam battlefield. (Okay, they used their cellphones…but it sounds cooler the other way and we have been talking about Civil War movies…)
It snowed today in central Virginia, so I took a few minutes away from my desk to enjoy some time on the Chancellorsville battlefield. What a beautiful day!
Did you catch ECW’s YouTube videos at Knoxville, Tennessee? We’re always creating a variety of content, and here’s a “film feature” on the blog with Chris Mackowski and Jim Doncaster from the Knoxville Civil War Round Table.
Everything was brown: the barren trees, the fallen leaves, the river itself as it pushed between the high banks on either side. Even the crushed gravel of the path was somehow brown as it wound down the hillside from the … Continue reading
Well, folks it’s that time of the year. Hot, humid, lots of bugs. But…a lot of ECW authors have been on the road this summer and we’ve got some great weekenders in the works once everyone gets back to their … Continue reading
At the Symposium over the weekend, one of the attendees asked me how to get to the John Pelham marker at Kelly’s Ford. “Keep walking out the trail, and when you think you’ve gone too far, keep going,” I told … Continue reading
ECW’s good friend Michael Hardy, one of the best regimental-level historians working in the business today, took to the stage in the late morning to talk about the last days of the Confederacy in North Carolina. Of course, the last … Continue reading
Around ECW “Headquarters”, our managing editor has been asking the question “where is everyone?” Answer: Gettysburg. Of course! And we are delighted for those who made the trek or are working the summer months at this special battlefield. Want to … Continue reading