Monthly Archives: May 2011

What is the true origin of Taps?

24 Notes That Tap Deep Emotions by Jari A. Villanueva Of all the military bugle calls, none is so easily recognized or more apt to render emotion than the call Taps. The melody is both eloquent and haunting and the … Continue reading

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Honor the Civil War dead

By James G. Wiles Next Monday is the first Memorial Day of this 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War. With America now in the 10th year of the War with Jihad, it’s hard to get past the … Continue reading

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Tattered Confederate flag gets new life

Restored Civil War flag resurrects some rebel ‘Greys’ By Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post In the summer of 1862 the men of the Caroline Greys, having suffered the rigors of the first year of the Civil War, realized that their elegant … Continue reading

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On This Date in History – May 22, 1861 – 1st Union Casualty of Civil War

On May 22, 1861, in what’s generally regarded as the first Union combat fatality of the Civil War, Pvt. Thornsbury Bailey Brown was shot and killed by a Confederate soldier at Fetterman Bridge in present-day West Virginia. Click here for … Continue reading

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Could ‘chain of lakes’ be Isles, Harriet – Humphrey?

Article by Anthony Lonetree, Star Tribune  A Civil War history buff wants Lake Calhoun’s name changed because John C. Calhoun was passionately pro-slavery. The lake’s name has been debated before, but changing it is no small matter. John Winters, it … Continue reading

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This week in the Civil War – Week of May 22

(AP) On May 23, 1861, voters in a Virginia convention ratify an ordinance for the state’s secession from the Union as a divided nation lurched toward all-out war. South Carolina had been the first state to secede in December 1860. … Continue reading

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Best-selling author signs copies of new Civil War book in Hagerstown

By KATE S. ALEXANDER HAGERSTOWN—  A stack of letters bound in ribbon and hidden in an Eastern Shore (Md.) home ignited an acclaimed book telling the stories of little-known Civil War heroes and skyrocketed author Adam Goodheart to the New … Continue reading

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Civil War Trust recognizes National Park Service and state champions of battlefield preservation

(Chantilly, Va.) – During a ceremony this morning at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles hotel, the Civil War Trust, a national battlefield preservation organization, recognized two outstanding historic preservation advocates with its Chairman’s Awards for Achievement.  The awards, presented by the … Continue reading

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McCook House Civil War Museum to reopen after major renovation

From the – Minerva, Ohio The Ohio Historical Society’s McCook House Civil War Museum, in Carrollton, will reopen Friday through Saturday, May 20-22, after undergoing more than a $500,000 renovation. The 1837 Federal-style brick house was built by Daniel McCook … Continue reading

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Mosby Returns To Lee District for Civil War Sesquicentennial

The memory of the “Gray Ghost” is strong in Franconia By James Cullum – Kingstowne Patch The spitting image of Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby, one of the most despised and feared men ever to ride in Franconia, appeared in full battle … Continue reading

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