Civil War connection to Thanksgiving

Civil War connection to Thanksgiving

For many, Thanksgiving conjures images of Pilgrims and Indians sitting around a large table dining on turkey and pumpkin pie. While it’s true the new arrivals to America did feast with the Native Americans in the fall of 1621 – the reason we celebrate...
149th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

149th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

General Lee in the Remembrance Day Parade. Today is an historic day in Gettysburg – the anniversary of the day President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous address while dedicating the National Cemetery in 1863. The release of Steven Spielberg’s...
Remembrance Day in Gettysburg

Remembrance Day in Gettysburg

At last year’s parade I gotGenerals Lee & Grant topose with Noble Cause. When anyone asks me the best time to visit Gettysburg — I always tell them Remembrance Day weekend. This is the weekend that commemorates Abraham Lincoln’s visit to...
Letter from a Civil War soldier

Letter from a Civil War soldier

HAZEN HOOKER In a letter home 19-year-old Private Hazen Blanchard Hooker, Co. G, Third Vermont Regiment, asked his family to write more upbeat letters and ones that reported on the ordinary, day-to-day activities. He urged family members to not be downhearted, and...
Civil War ghost story

Civil War ghost story

Pensacola Lighthouse It’s a little late for Halloween, but I just ran across this story from the 290 Foundation, written by Ian Dewar and thought I would share.   It’s about the Pensacola Lighthouse that has towered over Pensacola Bay since 1858 and...
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