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Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Rob Wilson Part 2 (Part 1 is available here.) The story of how a memorial to Confederate soldiers landed on Martha’s Vineyard in 1925 actually begins in 1891. That’s when the Soldiers’ Memorial … Continue reading
Remembering the fallen American soldiers from all conflicts and gratefully cherishing our country’s freedoms. Never forget the sacrifices for liberty and loyalty.
It’s Memorial Day. Do you have a favorite memorial or graveyard monument, plaque, or marker honoring all Civil War soldiers or a particular individual?
“Only once a year, the comrades of the Grand Army march in sad procession to place flowers on the graves of those who died, side by side with the living, in defence of their country and their homes. This is … Continue reading
If you could visit any Civil War soldier’s grave this Memorial Day to pay your respects, who would you visit? Why?
Every Memorial Day I give a program reflecting on the soldiers killed during the Breakthrough. There are dozens of compelling stories from which to choose for the Federals, but I have only been able to identify photographs or backstories for … Continue reading
This past Saturday I closed out my work detail—I hate using the word “work” to describe an opportunity to spend a few weeks being a ranger at a national military park–but I digress. However, my last day coincided with assisting … Continue reading
This afternoon it was my honor to participate in a Memorial Day commemorative program at Pamplin Historical Park reflecting on the lives lost on Petersburg’s western front during the last days of the campaign. The day’s events included costumed interpretation … Continue reading