Monthly Archives: September 2011

Re-enactor retires after 20 years

By Susan Meeker/Tri-County Newspapers After 20 years re-enacting the drama of the American Civil War, Rosario Roberts of Los Molinos is giving up salt pork and hardtack. His organization, Re-enactors of the American Civil War, has been recreating Civil War … Continue reading

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Civil War-era balloon technology still used in battle

WASHINGTON – During the civil war, the Union Army Balloon Corps performed aerial reconnaissance on the Confederate Army. Fast forward today and “the U.S. military is deploying balloons in wars zones today,” says John Deperro, balloon enthusiast and Civil War … 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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Is Nicolas Cage immortal? Actor’s amazing Civil War doppelganger posted on eBay … and it’s yours for only $1million

Antique photo dealer wants huge price for 1870 photo of Tennessee man EBay seller Jack Mörd says it’s a genuine 4” by 2.5” carte de visite photo Picture was found in back of album of death portraits from Civil War era By MARK … Continue reading

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National organization recognizes battlefield preservation champions from Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee

(Chattanooga, Tenn.) – During a ceremony this evening Fairyland Club on Lookout Mountain, the Civil War Trust, a national battlefield preservation organization, will recognize three outstanding historic preservation advocates with its Chairman’s Awards for Achievement.  The awards, presented by the Trust’s … Continue reading

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Pursuit – by Dean Urdahl

          Pursuit is an interesting novel by Dean Urdahl. A fictionalized account of the 1862-1863 battles against the Dakota Indians. Urdahl uses the fiction to bring out the action – everything is accurate historically. Compare this … Continue reading

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Museum on wheels brings Civil War to Eastern Shore

by the Eastern Shore News ONANCOCK –Civil War history is on the move in Virginia as its custom 18-wheel Civil War HistoryMobile rolls into the Eastern Shore for a three-day visit Sept. 6-11. An initiative of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of … Continue reading

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