Monthly Archives: August 2011

Confederate Sunset at Pea Ridge

Easy AdSense by Unreal This video was shot by Jeffrey S. Williams, the moderator of This Week in the Civil War, on Aug. 22, 2011 at 8 p.m.

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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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Douglas Hancock Cooper biography

Born November 1, 1815, to a Baptist minister and physician, Douglas Hancock Cooper attended the University of Virginia from 1832 to 1834. He returned to Mississippi to marry Martha Collins of Natchez. The Coopers raised seven children on their plantation, … Continue reading

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Honey Springs to get 5,000 square foot visitor center

By Cathy SpauldingMuskogee Phoenix Staff Writer A new 5,000 square-foot visitor center could be in place at the Honey Springs battlefield in time for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle. On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development  … Continue reading

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The Battle of Honey Springs – July 17, 1863

Honey Springs was the most important Civil War battle fought in Indian Territory. It preserved Union ownership of Fort Gibson and dealt Confederate forces a blow from which they never fully recovered. It also opened the way for the Federal … Continue reading

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Archaeologists comb newly-found Civil War POW camp

By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — When word reached Camp Lawton that the enemy army of Gen. William T. Sherman was approaching, the prison camp’s Confederate officers rounded up their thousands of Union army POWs for a … Continue reading

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Maryland seeks to buy 14 acres of land near South Mountain Civil War battlefield for $55,600

MIDDLETOWN, Md. (AP) — A Department of Natural Resources official says the state of Maryland is seeking to buy some land near the South Mountain Civil War battlefield. John Braskey told The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown newspaper on Tuesday that the … Continue reading

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Civil War park joy ride brings arrest

Off-road driver arrested on numerous charges at Stafford County’s under-construction Civil War park. BY JONAS BEALS An off-road joy ride yesterday morning led to a Stafford County man’s trip to jail in the back of a Sheriff’s Office squad car. Deputies went … Continue reading

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Public re-enactment of South Mountain, Antietam battles will be held in 2012

Two-day event on private land near Boonsboro will mark 150th anniversary of Civil War battles By HEATHER KEELS heather.keels@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN— An estimated 4,000 Civil War re-enactors will stage a public re-enactment of the battles of South Mountain and Antietam on … Continue reading

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