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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.
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
The Civil War Trust has saved 24 acres at the site of this crucial 1862-3 battle. To expand your appreciation for this preservation opportunity, please consider these ten facts about the Battle of Stones River. Fact # 1: The Battle of Stones River was part of a grand Union offensive. In the final months of 1862, Abraham Lincoln and General-in-Chief Henry Halleck decided to press the Confederacy on all fronts.
I have previously examined both those Civil War battles considered pivotal by historians as well as those of lesser importance, those fought on the margins of the war. However, there is yet another category of Civil War battle that bears some exploration. That category would include those battles that involved large armies in key theaters of the war, but that, for the most part, are not generally well known. These
The Camp Nelson Foundation is pleased to host a presentation by Dr. Stephen McBride, Director of Interpretation & Archaeology at Camp Nelson, on “Camp Nelson and the Congressional Emancipation Act of 1865.” The presentation will be held Saturday, March 7, starting at 12 noon after the Camp Nelson Education & Preservation Foundation annual meeting which starts at 10:30 am. Call (859) 881-5716 or visit campnelson.org for more info. The Act was passed after
On Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. FoWB will host the Annual Park Day event at the Wilderness Battlefield. Dozens and dozens of volunteers are needed to spruce up the park! The contact person is Mark Wakeman at (540) 760-5948 or battlefield@FoWB.org. Volunteers will receive a free commemorative t-shirt, scouts will receive a patch or t-shirt from CWT (both while supplies last), water and snacks provided. Please
Historian, author, and lecturer, A. Wilson “Will” Greene will present “The Civil War: Robert E. Lee and Petersburg in 1865: Confederate City in the Crucible of War”. The TCCWRT will meet at the Eastman’s Toy F Reid Employee Center, 400 South Wilcox Dr., Kingsport, TN in room 219 beginning at 7 p.m. This event is open to the public and attendance is free. For more information, call (423) 323-2306 or
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
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
Jennifer Chiaverini has done it again with another amazing book. The beautiful Miss Kate Chase, the belle of Washington City, has big plans for herself. Her goal in life is to be First Lady and of course Mrs. Lincoln knows this and feels threatened by it. It is Kate’s opinion that whatever Mrs. Lincoln does, she can do better. If only she could get her widowed father elected as president