ECW Week in Review Dec. 31-Jan. 7

ECW has welcomed in the New Year. We’ve had a busy first week of 2018 with a number of fantastic posts. We finished up our Year in Review 2017 with our most-read post and had a special announcement regarding our upcoming site migration, which is now scheduled for the week of January 15. You may click on the links below to read each post.

Eric J. Wittenberg had our most-read post of 2017 with his tribute to the late Mary Tyler Moore. If you missed our countdown, you may catch up on it here.

Chris Mackowski interviewed Dave Ruth, the retiring Superintendent of the Richmond National Battlefield.

Speaking of Richmond National Battlefield, Doug Crenshaw shared news regarding an ongoing effort by the Civil War Trust to preserve land at Cold Harbor.

We also launched a series of posts titled Symposium Spotlight which will detail the speakers and their topics for this year’s Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium. This past week we profiled Bert Dunkerly. Symposium tickets are available here.

In keeping with our Symposium’s theme of Turning Points of the Civil War, Dwight Hughes discussed the Emancipation Proclamation.

Phill Greenwalt discussed Florida’s “Cow Cavalry”.

Keeping with the theme of the mounted arm, Dan Davis finished his series on Wade Hampton’s operations in the early winter of 1862-63. You may read the entire series here.

Kevin Pawlak reviewed The Battles and Campaigns of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, 1861-1865.

Todd Arrington wrote about the Homestead Act.

We also shared our Speakers’ schedule for January and February.

Guest author Sean Michael Chick returned with a piece on William F. Smith.