Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Upper Peninsula in the Civil War

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal U.P. men enlist with the ‘Michigan devils’ By JOHANNA BOYLE – Journal Ishpeming Bureau (jboyle@miningjournal.net) The Mining Journal MARQUETTE – The year was 1861. In April, after declaring that they would secede from the … Continue reading

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Civil War graffiti covers this Virginia home

by Libby Zay  Graffiti is now a fairly common part of our culture’s dialogue, but did you know soldiers in theCivil War also tagged, doodled, and conversed with one another on walls? Inside a two-story home in Virginia, historians are slowly uncovering … Continue reading

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Civil War hero to be honored

The city of Sioux Falls Veterans’ Memorial Park Advisory Board will dedicate a new monument Tuesday in honor of Sgt. Isaac Fry at Veterans’ Memorial Park. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a patriotic concert by the … Continue reading

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Remembering the 1,040-man West Michigan regiment who fought in Civil War 150 years ago

By Garret Ellison | The Grand Rapids Press   GRAND RAPIDS — In the shadow of the old South High School on Hall Street SE, current home of the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center, sits a boulder steeped in history. The … Continue reading

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Jamestown dig probes historic church and Civil War earthwork

By Mark St. John Erickson, merickson@dailypress.com | 247-4783 JAMES CITY —— When archaeologist William Kelso began digging at Jamestown in 1994, few historians gave him much chance of finding the long-lost English fort of 1607. Most believed the pioneering outpost had disappeared into the James … Continue reading

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Banners of glory: NY state to display Civil War flags in new exhibit at Capitol

By Chris Carola, The Associated Press WATERFORD, N.Y. — A Confederate flag with links to president Abraham Lincoln and the first Union officer killed in the Civil War will be the centrepiece of an exhibit featuring New York’s large collection … Continue reading

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Ceremony salutes Berks soldiers who served in Civil War

By Ron Devlin, Reading (Pa.) Eagle Standing on hallowed ground Saturday in Reading’s Aulenbach’s Cemetery, Craig Breneiser invoked President Abraham Lincoln’s immortal words to pay tribute to Berks County soldiers who died in the Civil War. “They made the ultimate … Continue reading

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This Week in the Civil War – Week of June 12, 2011

1861 – A telegraphed dispatch via The Associated Press reports more U.S. army troops, backed by cavalry, are headed to Washington as Lincoln masses his forces. There are occasional sightings of Confederate soldiers on the Virginia side of the Potomac … Continue reading

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Civil War buffs to re-enact 1st U.S. spy balloon’s flight

By Dan Vergano, USA TODAY Civil War memories take an aerial turn Saturday, with a 150-year-anniversary celebration of the birth of the U.S. Balloon Corps on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Outside the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air andSpace Museum, curators … Continue reading

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Civil War shipwreck treasures unveiled

by Hal Scheurich WALA-TV 10  GULF SHORES, Ala. (WALA) – Once buried by the sands of time, a 150-year-old shipwreck off the Alabama coast was uncovered by a local exploration group a few years ago. Thursday, they unveiled some of … Continue reading

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