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Hawaiian Civil War soldiers served on the CSS Shenandoah.

Honoring Hawaiian Civil War soldiers

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 8:57 am

Very few “Civil War buffs,” if any, actually know there were Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders who were soldiers and sailors serving in both armies and navies during the WBTS. There were an estimated number of 120 or more from Hawai’i that served and at least a dozen of these served onboard the Confederate ship of war the CSS Shenandoah. One of these men who served the Union was Private

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Grant and Buckner on the porch of the Dover Hotel.

New film on Dover Hotel to be released in 2016

Posted on April 9, 2015 at 12:31 pm

The current film in the Dover Hotel (surrender house) at Fort Donelson National Battlefield will be replaced in 2016 with an updated one that was shot in and around the hotel and Fort Donelson during the week of December 15, 2014. More than 90 people were involved in the making of the film over a period of five years. Those efforts came to fruition at the end of 2014 and

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  • Celebrating Lincoln’s second presidential term

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 6:46 am

    The Andrew Johnson Home stands as a sentinel to the legacy of the former president in his hometown of Greeneville, Tennessee.

    The Andrew Johnson National Historic Park was as busy as a swarm of bees as citizens gathered to see their favorite son and Mr. Lincoln recite their inaugural speeches. This day did not match the miserable, windy, rainy, and muddy day of 150 years earlier in Washington. After days of extreme cold, the weather in Johnson’s home town had turned fair, with temperatures in the mild 60s. A large tent

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  • Moccasin Bend search uncovers key Civil War trail

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 6:43 am

    In 1803, it was a well-used Cherokee trail. Sixty years later, it was a major supply line for Union forces. Now, it is a road rediscovered. Archaeologist Lawrence Alexander stood knee-deep in a trench, spade in hand, gesturing to a thin layer of dark soil on Moccasin Bend. “You can’t see the road anymore, but you can hear it,” Alexander said as he lightly scraped his spade over the 2-foot-tall

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Civil War History and Author Day, May 2, 2015, The Gray Ghost Vineyards

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 11:56 am

For information call Amy Payette (540) 937-4869 or email replies@grayghostvineyards.com. As we draw to a close of the 150th Commemoration of the Civil War, the Gray Ghost Vineyards of Amissville, Virginia, hosts its Civil War Authors Event. This year’s spring festivities include renowned authors signing and selling books, and sharing vignettes. Join them for this educational event! Free Admission. The time is 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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  • Soldier Walk Home, Duke Homestead, Durham May 11-23, 2015

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 8:37 am

    For more information call (191) 807-7389 or visit ncculture.com/civilwar. A Civil War re-enactor make a walk from New Bern to Durham, following a route much like Duke tobacco magnate Washington Duke made at the end of the Civil War. Stops in communities along the way will celebrate local history. A Tribute to all soldiers returning home from war and a celebration of reunification.

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  • “Our American Cousin” April 11, 15,16,17,18,19, 2015 Virginia and Maryland

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    For complete information visit www.newoldtheater.org.  New Old Theater rediscovers America’s most notorious play. Comedy, Suspense, Romance. This play, known for being Lincoln’s last, was for decades the most popular comedy in North America, and kept reappearing in new versions. Incidental music and songs will be performed by the cast. Will the “American Savage” from Vermont get his comeuppance among his British cousins? Clash of cultures, Comedy, Historical Curiosity!

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A Good Inheritance

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 6:42 am

The main character, Wade James, a 16 year old high school football player is growing up in a small town in South Carolina. He finds the Civil War Journal of his great grandfather, Lofton James. While Wade is passing his time in the hospital for a couple months as the result of an accident, he reads the stories of his grandfather’s time as a soldier in the Confederate Army. Lofton

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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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