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An engraving of Ford’s Theatre.

Ford’s Theatre: The 150th Anniversary of President Lincoln’s Assassination

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:15 am

This is part one in a series exploring President Lincoln’s assassination. Ford’s Theatre celebrates the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and explores the American experience through theatre and education. A working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center, Ford’s Theatre is the premier destination in Washington, D.C., to explore Lincoln’s ideals and leadership principles: courage, tolerance, equality and creative expression. Ford’s Theatre History In 1833, the First Baptist Church

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Lockett House    was among the three engagements that are collectively referred to as the Battle of Sailor’s Creek.  Although the exterior of the house has been meticulously restored, bullet holes in the weatherboarding and chimney are still visible.  This house also served as a field hospital.

Lee’s Retreat: Following in the footsteps of history

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 10:01 am

For General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia, their retreat from Petersburg to Appomattox was littered with the shards from the broken dream of southern independence. For General Grant and the Union troops that pursued the Confederates so relentlessly, their campaign brought to an end four years of bloody conflict and led to the first step in national reconciliation. By way of Lee’s Retreat, a hundred mile

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  • Confederate weapons seized by Gen. Sherman may have been found in S.C. river

    Posted on February 28, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Drunk and rowdy, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s troops captured South Carolina’s capital on Feb. 17, 1865. It was nearing the end of the Civil War, and Sherman’s plan was to destroy the state where secession began. “The truth is, the whole army is burning with an insatiable desire to wreak vengeance upon South Carolina,” Sherman wrote to Gen. Henry W. Halleck. “I almost tremble at her fate, but feel that

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  • Lee/Jackson Heritage Day draws visitors from around U.S.

    Posted on February 28, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Reenactors and visitors celebrate their heritage at the Lee/Jackson Heritage Day in Lexington, Virginia.

    They came from Kentucky, Tennessee, Maryland, Indiana, Ohio, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, They came from corners of the United States. They came for one purpose. They came to remember and pay homage to our American history and heritage. For on the sacred grounds of Lexington, Virginia, lies the mortal remains of not only soldiers of the Confederacy but also Christian generals such as Jackson, Lee and Pendleton.

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“Stand to It and Give Them Hell” Free Book Talk March 29, 2015 2 p.m.

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 12:24 pm

The Manassas Museum (703) 368-1873 www.manassasmuseum.org will host author Mike Priest giving a talk on his new book. His newest work, chronicles the fighting on July 2, 1863 from Cemetery Ridge to Little Round Top from the perspectives of the soldiers who fought the battle.

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  • Pamplin Park Hosts 150th Anniversary Commemoration of Breakthrough Battle

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Petersburg, VA – For information call (804) 864-2408 or email memberservices@pamplinpark.org. Walk in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers from 150 years ago April 2-4, 2015 at Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. On April 2, 1865 Union forces finally broke General Robert E. Lee’s defenses around Petersburg on what is now Pamplin Historical Park, ending the 292-day Petersburg Campaign.  That night Lee and the

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  • “Appomattox” April 9th and 11th, 2015 Texas Civil War Museum

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 10:02 am

    This sixty-minute documentary will be shown in the museum’s theater at 2 p.m. No advanced tickets; presentation is free with paid museum admission. For more information call (817) 246-2323 or visit www.texascivilwarmuseum.com.

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Recruits Wanted – West Virginia

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 11:09 am

To Arms! To Arms! General Jackson’s Stonewall Brigade is in search of historically minded men and women to continue filling our glorious ranks. Currently hosting two Companies of Infantry as well as a Medical Corps and Musicians. We offer a position for every member of the family! Comprised of reenactors from five states and growing. For more information: Senior Captain Chris Jones (304) 276-5724 or swordofthesouth@hotmail.com. We are fully Insured with

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  • Guerilla Warfare in Civil War Kentucky

    Posted on February 28, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    A couple years back I was on a tour with the Morgan’s Men Association in Brandenburg KY. Gerald Fisher was one of the tour guides and I was very impressed by his knowledge. During the tour he mentioned that he had a book in the works. I made I sure talked with him, because when it came out I wanted a copy. I was so excited to get one of

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  • Grand Army Men: The GAR and Its Male Organizations

    Posted on February 28, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    This is a Collector’s Guide and Introductory History to the Grand Army of the Republic, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the Military Order of the Loyal Legion. I had multiple ancestors in the GAR and have been surprised at the lack of information on the grand order. Once you track down a chapter’s membership records, there is some good information in those pages as to which

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