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Monthly Archives: August 2011
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
Two-day event on private land near Boonsboro will mark 150th anniversary of Civil War battles By HEATHER KEELS firstname.lastname@example.org 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