Monthly Archives: November 2011

Civil War monument in Hightstown, N.J. the focus of Christmas decorating debate

by Anne-Marie Cottone, Hightstown officials are decorating the borough’s Civil War monument with Christmas lights this year, and that decision has sparked conflict in the Mercer County town. Seven of the nine members of Hightstown’s Historic Preservation Commission resigned … Continue reading

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What did the Rebel Yell sound like?

If you want to have an idea of what the famed “Rebel Yell” of the Confederates sounded like, check out this video put out by the Smithsonian. It was taken from film footage of Confederate veterans in the 1930s who … Continue reading

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Historian: Civil War regiment endured much

By CHRIS SHOLLY, Lebanon (Pa.) Daily News At the start of the Civil War, hundreds of Lebanon County men enlisted in the military, but many of them didn’t return, and many that did had the scars of battle to bear. … Continue reading

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Copper thieves steal sword at Lincoln tomb

CHICAGO (AFP) — Thieves have snatched a copper sword from the burial site of president Abraham Lincoln, one of the most revered leaders in US history, local media reported. The roughly three-foot (90-centimeter) sword was brandished by the statue of … Continue reading

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Oklahoma’s largest Civil War battlefield may become National Park

by Sean McLachlan  The Honey Springs Battlefield Park in Oklahoma may become a new addition to the National Park Service, the Tulsa World reports. The U.S. Department of the Interior said in a report that there’s “potential action” for “support designation of Honey Springs … Continue reading

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Northampton Community College celebrates opening of Civil War exhibit

By Sara K. Satullo | The Express-Times  A crowd quickly developed around Brian Alnutt as he guided visitors through the Civil War exhibit on loan toNorthampton Community College. Alnutt is an assistant professor of history at the college and was acting … Continue reading

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