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How One Missourian Remembered the Battle of Gettysburg and the 1913 Gettysburg Reunion

On July 18, 1914, Confederate veteran Robert McCulloch stood in front of the City Club of St. Louis to give a speech on “The High Tide at Gettysburg.” Known colloquially as “Captain,” McCulloch was no ordinary St. Louis citizen. At … Continue reading

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130 Years Later: A Return to Antietam

Recently I returned to Antietam with two objects from my personal collection of veteran items. These ribbons were worn by veterans of the 130th Pennsylvania Infantry when they returned to Antietam to reunite and reminisce. I have a familial connection … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: New Artifacts at Wilson Creek Battlefield

Earlier this week, the Wilson Creek Battlefield Foundation announced the transfer of two Civil War artifacts to the care of Wilson Creek National Battlefield for further preservation and interpretation.

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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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Civil War Echoes: Mrs. Longstreet and the B-29

Of all American weapons produced in World War II, including the atomic bomb, the most expensive was the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. Developing and producing the plane cost $3 billion and involved a massive industrial undertaking from plants in all regions … Continue reading

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