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Sutlers of Note: Creative Cockades

Our tax lady looked twice at a stack of receipts from Heather and asked the obvious questions, “What exactly is a cockade, and why are they a tax deduction?” I laughed and thought about it for a while. 917 more words

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Teaching 8th Graders Through Civil War Living History

How do we teach and inspire the next generation to value history? It’s a question looming in the minds of many in the history field. Museums, National Parks, historical sites, and organizations are trying a variety of ways to engage young folks in Civil War history. 403 more words

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Question of the Week: 4/17-4/23/17

After the recent celebrations of Passover, Holy Week, and Easter…

In your opinion, how did religious institutions/organizations positively and negatively affect the war?

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Symposium Spotlight: Kelly Mezurek

Although we’re focusing on “Great Defenses of the Civil War” at the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge this year, we asked Kelly Mezurek to put her own spin on it as she considered the theme. 432 more words

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Saint-Gaudens' Greatest Work

Last month, my wife traveled to Boston on a business trip. She worked a day into her schedule to go sight seeing with one of her colleagues. 127 more words

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Women in History--EEEK!

What’s a girl/woman to do?? In honor of Women’s History Month, I thought I would editorialize for a few minutes here at ECW, the blog that gave me my break. 534 more words

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Flowers For Kate

Yesterday was the first day of spring! Who is ready for the chilly weather to end? Can’t wait for those perfect seventy degree days and to see the tulips burst into bloom? 397 more words

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