Tag Archives: Memorial Day

The First Decoration Day

150 years ago today was the first Decoration Day, as proclaimed by John A. Logan and the Grand Army of the Republic. Other communities had started ceremonies of remembrance, but this became the major link in the chain that created … Continue reading

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Memorial Day in Rural Maine

The trip up to Greenbush, Maine, along U.S. Route 2 parallels the east bank of the Penobscot River. The river in places gets to be half a mile or more from the road, and in other places, it’s right along … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 5/28-6/3/18

It’s Memorial Day. We think it’s important to remember the “common soldiers” who perished during the Civil War. In your opinion, is there a particular Civil War soldier we should remember today? Tell us about him (briefly) and why this soldier … Continue reading

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2018 Memorial Day Weekend

Wishing you a safe Memorial Day Weekend and a quiet moment to remember history and the sacrifice for freedom.

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“The Forlorn Hope”

by Andrew Miller As Memorial Day weekend approaches, I cannot help but reflect about the great sacrifices our men and women have made for our great country. Like many of the followers of Emerging Civil War, the great contest for … Continue reading

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Confederate Monuments in Massachusetts: Who knew? (Part 2)

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

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Memorial Day 2017

Remembering the fallen American soldiers from all conflicts and gratefully cherishing our country’s freedoms. Never forget the sacrifices for liberty and loyalty.

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Question of the Week: 5/29-6/4/17

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?

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McClellan’s Memorial Day Visit to Antietam

“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

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Question of the Week: 5/30-6/5/16

If you could visit any Civil War soldier’s grave this Memorial Day to pay your respects, who would you visit? Why?

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