ECW Week in Review April 16-22

April continues on here Emerging Civil War. Space is still available for our Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium (you may click here to register) as well as for our first pop up tour of Antietam (you may click here to reserve your spot). You may click on the links below to read each post.

At their Annual Meeting held over the weekend of April 20-22, the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust presented Stafford County, Virginia native and ECW friend D.P. Newton with the Dr. Mike Stevens Award for Preservation.

Also, our friends at Civil War Trails are giving away two tickets to the upcoming event “Beneath the Paint: Civil War Graffiti Symposium”.

Sarah Bierle visited the Manassas battlefield during her trip to the East Coast.

Julie Mujic featured the Mary Todd Lincoln House in this week’s ECW Weekender.

Edward Alexander discussed the VI Corps diary of Bartlett Yancey Malone.

Chris Mackowski paid his respects to George Thomas.

Meg Groeling interviewed archivist John Lupton.

Congratulations to D.P. Newton

Newton and Hodge

Robert Lee Hodge (left) presents CVBT’s Dr. Mike Stevens Award for Preservation to D. P. Newton (right).

Congratulations to ECW’s friend, D.P. Newton, owner of the White Oak Civil War Museum in Stafford, Virginia. Last night, the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust presented D.P. with its second annual Dr. Mike Stevens Award for Preservation.

During the presentation, CVBT Board Member Robert Lee Hodge called D.P. “a fisherman and a carpenter,” referring to D.P.’s literal carpentry skills–he once made a meticulous reproduction cannon and carriage–and his low-key ability to wow people with the variety and quality of his museum’s collection. “It’s homespun. It’s not corporate,” Hodge said of the museum and why he likes it so much. 

We here at ECW considerWhite Oak Civil War Museum a must-see for anyone visiting the Fredericksburg area. The museum focuses on the experience of Union soldiers during the 1862-63 winter encampment in Stafford County. (read Kris White’s ECW Weekender on the museum for more info.) Our understanding of the winter encampments and the experience of the Union army has been fundamentally shaped by Newton’s decades of work.

Last weekend, D.P. was honored with the DAR History Award Medal by the Historian General of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. ECW was one of several organizations to nominate D.P. for the award.

Congratulations to D.P.–and thanks for all you’ve done to help promote Civil War history!

Reminder: First ECW Pop Up Tour

We are just a little over a month away from ECW’s first Pop Up Tour. Join Kevin Pawlak and Dan Welch at the Antietam National Battlefield from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as they explore the experiences of George Hartsuff’s brigade in the famous Cornfield. You may reserve your spot by clicking here. All proceeds will go toward preservation work with our friends at Civil War Trails. For additional information, click here. We hope to see you on the battlefield Memorial Day Weekend!

Special Announcement: Chance to Win Two Tickets to “Beneath the Paint: Civil War Graffiti Symposium”

In partnership with our great friends at Civil War Trails, we are pleased to announce a special giveaway for the upcoming “Beneath the Paint: Civil War Graffiti Symposium”. To enter, just snap a selfie at any Civil War Trails sign in Fairfax, Virginia, and post it to the Symposium’s Facebook page. The event will be held on May 19, 2018. You may find more details on the attached picture and on the event’s Facebook page by clicking here.