Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Civil War soldier’s memorabilia finds a family

Easy AdSense by Unreal West End pawn broker to give items to relative Read the original story here. By Chad Smith Pocono Record Writer May 23, 2012 The story’s got a happy ending. About three weeks ago, the Pocono Record wrote … Continue reading

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‘Cinco de Mayo’ has it’s Civil War roots

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Here’s what Cinco de Mayo has become in the U.S.: a celebration of all things Mexican, from mariachi music to sombreros, marked by schools, politicians and companies selling everything from beans to beer. And here’s what … Continue reading

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Civil War Vets Help Popularlize The National Pastime

Some 30 men who either played or managed major league baseball served in the Civil War. In addition, three of the first five National League presidents wore the Union blue in the “War Between the States.” By Tim Dyhouse, VFW … Continue reading

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Pawn broker seeks 153rd Pennsylvania descendant

By Chad Smith Pocono Record Writer April 27, 2012 When a woman brought some Civil War memorabilia into P&J Coin and Gold Exchange in Brodheadsville two years ago, pawnbroker Paul Mastronardi bought the items with intentions to sell them for a … Continue reading

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Replica of Civil War sub stuck beside interstate

ATLANTA (AP) — A trailer carrying a 40-foot replica of a Confederate submarine to Tennessee for a re-enactment of the Battle of Shiloh blew two tires on an interstate in Atlanta and later headed back to South Carolina after repairs. The … Continue reading

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Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force unveils logo

Co-chairs Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and Rep. Dean Urdahl, and Civil War Commemoration Task Force members Brian Rice, D. Stephen Elliott and Jeffrey Williams presented the winning design from the task force’s logo contest and introduced the artist who … Continue reading

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Civil War monument in Hightstown, N.J. the focus of Christmas decorating debate

by Anne-Marie Cottone, NewJerseyNewsroom.com Hightstown officials are decorating the borough’s Civil War monument with Christmas lights this year, and that decision has sparked conflict in the Mercer County town. Seven of the nine members of Hightstown’s Historic Preservation Commission resigned … Continue reading

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Civil War grudge should not affect university mascot

By Molly Skyles Truman State University Index Truman State should remove the Bulldog as its official mascot. Once, when I was 8 years old, a bulldog bit my finger and drooled on my new sneakers. It was a traumatizing life event and … Continue reading

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Earthquakes and Hurricanes! Natural Disasters and the Civil War

I’m sure someone has considered the impact of natural disasters on the Civil War, but apparently nobody has put forward a book length study of the subject.  Perhaps that’s because there just isn’t anything to write about! And that is … Continue reading

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