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As is my custom when visiting Lexington, Virginia, I swung by Stonewall Jackson Cemetery on Saturday to pay my respects to the general. I was in town at the invitation of the Sons of Confederate Veterans to speak at their … Continue reading
Today, we are please to welcome guest author Adam Curtis, a trustee with the Ulysses S. Grant Homestead Association in Georgetown, Ohio. In the spring of 1823, a short, stubborn man drove a buckboard wagon down the muddy roads of southern … Continue reading
This past week, the Civil War Trust announced two preservation victories. Their first announcement was an update on the expansion of Petersburg National Battlefield.
Preserving the sacred places where the American Civil War was fought is a priority for both our authors and readers.
Last week, I had an opportunity to stop at the Aldie battlefield in Loudoun County, Virginia. Fought on June 17, 1863, it was the first of three clashes in the Loudoun Valley as Union cavalry under Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton … Continue reading
Do you have a favorite battlefield monument? Why is it special to you?
Tucked away, approximately 40 miles south of Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida, is the last surviving plantation house in South Florida. Situated near Ellenton, Florida, in May1865, the former Confederate political official found temporary refuge here as he eluded Federal … Continue reading
Recently I was “dragged” on a family trip out to the far west….well, the Civil War far west, Kansas and Arkansas. My friends and family who live in the region promised me “there are some really cool Civil War sites … Continue reading
Welcome back to our much-delayed next installment of this interactive blog series on researching your Civil War ancestor or individual soldiers of interest.