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We have big plans for the rapidly-approaching Memorial Day Weekend 2011.
This spring is the sesquic... Read more
Well, this is a bit of a strange one.
Sue Ramsey is a wonderful researcher who is one of our very best Civil War Project Volunteers. About a year ago, Sue offered to do some follow-up research on our Civil War biographical dictionary. She wanted to see if she might be abl... Read more
Unfortunately, not all historians are honest.
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Dr. Thomas P. Lowry, according to the description on one of his books, is "a retired professor of psychiatry." Lowry, since th... Read more
Few names from the Civil War are as magical as John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916), "The Gray Ghost" of the Confederacy. Leading his First Virginia Cavalry, widely known as Mosby's Rangers, in lightning raids against Union forces, then disbursing to local farms, Mosby's gre... Read more
It was a different time. During the Civil War, millions of men went off to fight for cause and country. But the governments of North and South were tiny, and had few resources. So private groups, like the Sanitary Commission, organized by New York City's leading citizens ... Read more