What a great day we had at Chancellorsville today for our Facebook LIVE event with the Civil War Trust. Hosted by the Trust’s Garry Adelman and Kris White (ECW’s co-founder!), a number of ECW historians participated: Dan Davis, Ryan Quint, and Steward Henderson (and I popped on there once or twice, too!)
Beth Parnicza from the National Park Service joined us, with behind-the-scenes help from Frank O’Reilly. We also had the pleasure of Tom Van Winkle’s company—the president of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, which has done much as the local eyes on the ground to help preserve parts of the battlefield.
We covered the first day of the battle, action along McLaws Drive, the Lee-Jackson Bivouac, Jackson’s flank march past Catharine Furnace, Jackson’s flank attack, and of course, Jackson’s wounding.
Tomorrow, we’ll hit up Hazel Grove, Fairview, the Chancellorsville ruins, Second Fredericksburg, and Salem Church. Expect more guests to join us, too. We’d love to have YOU join us, too, on the ECW Facebook page or through the Civil War Trust’s Facebook page.
Here are a few scenes from today’s action: