ECW Week in Review Feb. 5-10

After a few weeks of work with our friends at Cyberbility, who we would like to thank again for their assistance in the site migration, ECW came back online Monday afternoon. You may click on the links below to read each post.

Dan Davis discussed the formation of the Union cavalry corps in the Army of the Potomac.

Phill Greenwalt shared a post on a visit to a cemetery in Florida.

Dave Powell reviewed a new book on Hilliard’s Legion at Chickamauga.

Our weekly Symposium Spotlight focused on Doug Crenshaw. Tickets are available by clicking here.

Doug also profiled the Richmond Battlefields Association.

Dwight Hughes analyzed a statement from James Waddell’s memoirs on Confederate naval effort to attack San Francisco.

Ryan Quint highlighted an important anniversary in the Mexican War.

Sarah Kay Bierle shared an account from a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute.

Drew Gruber wrote about his recent experiences with Civil War Trails.


ECW Week in Review: 8-14 January

We’ve another busy week here at ECW. Our authors continue to produce great content, we had an update on the upcoming site migration and continued our Symposium Spotlight series (tickets are available here). You may click on the links below to read each post.

Our site migration to a single server has been rescheduled to the week of 22 January.

This week’s Symposium Spotlight was on Greg Mertz.

Chris Mackowski shared some information from his archives on Virginia’s Lee-Jackson Day. He also went On Location in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Chris Kolakowski offered some perspective on September 17.

Similarly, Phill Greenwalt highlighted January 10, 1861 in Florida.

Edward Alexander discussed his search for one of the couriers who accompanied A.P. Hill on the fateful morning of April 2, 1865, along with information he had found from another of Hill’s couriers.

We also shared news that Stafford County, Virginia resident D.P. Newton received the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust Dr. Michael A. Stevens Preservation Award.

Guest author Rob Wilson returned with a post on Christmas in January.

ECW Week in Review Dec. 24-31

As 2017 comes to a close ECW observed some of our annual traditions both on Christmas and in the week leading up to New Year’s Day.

Happy New Year!!!

One of our Christmas traditions centers on a famous poem and author Meg Groeling’s article on its place in Civil War history. Chris Mackowksi also gave us a view of holly on the Chancellorsville battlefield.

Like many of our readers who will countdown to midnight tonight, we spent the week counting down the most read posts of 2017 along with other ECW highlights. While the countdown will continue into the coming week, you may catch up on it here in our Year in Review.

We also shared Preservation News this week as the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust named a new Executive Director.

Our friends at C-SPAN also continued their coverage of presentations from the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium. And don’t forget, our Early Bird Rate for the Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium expires tonight! You may purchase your tickets here.

ECW Week in Review Dec. 17-24

Holiday Greetings from all of us at ECW! The week before Christmas is always busy and the same can be said here. We’ve had a number of great posts this week related to Christmas and other subjects, including the recent ECW Symposium and our upcoming site migration. You may click on the links bellow to read each post.

Meg Groeling shared a holiday photograph piece. Dan Davis wrote about Christmas 1862 for the mounted forces of the Army of Northern Virginia and Army of the Potomac. Sarah wrote about a popular Christmas-time activity in the 1860s, ice-skating. We also put together a post with links to some of our past Christmas pieces.

Dan continued his series on Wade Hampton’s operations in the early winter of 1862. You may catch up on the entire series here. He also shared Preservation News on a recent effort launched by the Civil War Trust at Cold Harbor.

Sarah also shared a piece related to our first release in the “Engaging the Civil War” series, Turning Points of the Civil War, with Southern Illinois University Press, as did Chris Mackowski. You may catch up on all of our posts on the subject here and by scrolling to the bottom of the screen and clicking “Older Posts”.

C-SPAN 3 continued their coverage of the presentations from the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium. Those who wish to attend the Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium from August 3-5, 2018 have until Dec. 31 to take advantage of the Early Bird Rate. You may click here to purchase tickets.

We also announced the dates for our site migration, which will take place the week of January 8-12. Keep checking back to ECW in the coming weeks for more information.

Ryan Quint recently attended a commemoration of the Battle of Dranesville.

Kevin Pawlak wrote about his and Rob Orrison’s efforts in tracing the Maryland Campaign and George B. McClellan for their upcoming book in the Emerging Civil War Series, To Hazard All: A Guide to the Maryland Campaign, 1862.

Guest author Jon-Erik Gilot also wrote about McClellan during the first year of the war. We also had a guest piece from Wally Rueckel and Mike Powell from the Brunswick Civil War Roundtable in Southport, North Carolina on Civil War Roundtables.


ECW Week in Review Dec. 11-17

This past week was a busy one for ECW with the observance of the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg. In partnership with the Civil War Trust, the National Civil War Museum, and the National Park Service we participated in the Trust’s Facebook Live events. We also had a number of pieces related to the campaign and battle. You may click on the links below to read each post.

On December 12 and December 13, Chris Mackowski and Dan Davis joined the Civil War Trust, National Park Service, members of the National Museum of the Civil War and other historians for the Trust’s Facebook live events at various sites on the Fredericksburg battlefield. You may view all the videos on the Trust’s Facebook page. Chris also shared photos from the event (individual links to each of the Facebook videos are also available in the post.)

Steward Henderson kicked off our posts on Fredericksburg with a series on one of the town’s historical churches, St. George’s Episcopal.

Dan Davis continued his series on Wade Hampton’s activities during the campaign. You may catch up on the series here.

Chris Kolakowski also offered his thoughts and future comparisons on the attacks on Marye’s Heights.

We also announced the release of the expanded edition of Simply Murder, the ECW Series book published by Savas Beatie, LLC on the Battle of Fredericksburg.

Award winning author Dave Powell provided information on his 2018 Chickamauga Seminar.

Phill Greenwalt discussed a Turning Point of the war and a recent visit to the grave of a Confederate general.

Steve Davis posed a question to our readers on Civil War fiction. Speaking of books, Ryan Quint reviewed Shooting Lincoln: Matthew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and the Race to Photograph the Story of the CenturySarah Kay Bierle offered a list of books to get the Civil War enthusiast for Christmas.

We also shared a message from the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust.

We also welcomed back guest authors Sean Michael Chick and Andrew Miller.

ECW Week in Review Dec. 4-10

The first full week of December moves on. We’ve had a number of great posts, including pieces on our recent release with Southern Illinois University Press, Turning Points of the Civil War. We also announced that ECW will join with the National Park Service, the Civil War Trust and other historians for the Trust’s Facebook Live events for the upcoming 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg from December 12-13.  You may click on the links below to read each post.

Kevin Pawlak, Steve Davis, Lee White, and Chris Mackowski (with input from Dan Davis and Bert Dunkerly) continued our discussion related to the conflict’s Turning Points.

Chris also announced on Saturday an opportunity to preserve land at the North Anna battlefield.

Sarah Kay Bierle shared an ECW Weekender and this year’s gift guide for Civil War enthusiasts.

Caroline Davis wrote about a poet’s view of the war in Virginia.

Dwight Hughes shared an account he found recently in the Southern Historical Society Papers.

We also published individual pieces from guest authors Michael Aubrecht, Rob Wilson and Jon-Erik Gilot.