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Birthday of President Jefferson Davis

Birthday of President Jefferson Davis

“We are not fighting for slavery. We are fighting for Independence, and that, or extermination, we will have.” – Jefferson DavisThis is a guest post written by Bernhard Thuersam, Director of Cape Fear Historical Institute. First published on Southern...
Honoring America’s truest heroes

Honoring America’s truest heroes

For the first time in a few years, I was unable to help place flags on the graves of veterans at Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg for Memorial Day. Unfortunately I had to work, and I really feel like I’ve missed out on something special. The cemetery has...
Birthday of President Jefferson Davis

Setting the record straight on a tragedy

I’m going to deviate a little from my usual topic of Civil War history to post something I found very interesting and provocative. It’s testimony from Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton,...
Birthday of President Jefferson Davis

Mother’s Day connection to the Civil War

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.”- Abraham LincolnEver wondered when Mother’s Day started and why? They say the honoring of mothers goes back to the ancient Greek era when the mother of many Greek mythology deities was...
 

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