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Perpetual Beacons? Lighthouses & The Civil War

During a political campaign speech in 1860, John C. Breckinridge — the current vice presidential and one of the Democratic Party’s candidates for the executive office — addressed rumors that circulated about him and his views on slavery and states … Continue reading

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USCT Captain Richard Etheridge Memorialized

Emerging Civil War welcome guest author George W. Hettenhouse The Northern Outer Banks, a narrow strip of sand that extends from the Virginia/North Carolina border to Hatteras Inlet, NC, roughly 120 miles to the south, is full of history. The first English … Continue reading

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