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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 movie...
150th anniversary of Antietam

150th anniversary of Antietam

I had a wonderful time signing books at the 150th Battle of Antietam re-enactment on Saturday, and had the great fortune to sign along side best-selling historical fiction author Jeff Shaara, who just released his latest book, A Blaze of Glory, A Novel of the...
Treasure hunting in historic Civil War country

Treasure hunting in historic Civil War country

We made a last-minute decision to go to the Shenandoah Valley this weekend for the annual “Yard Crawl” — 43 miles of yard sales and flea markets. The sales start in Winchester,Va., but the official starting point is Stephens City on old Rt. 11, and...
Vermont statue at Gettysburg features hatchet

Vermont statue at Gettysburg features hatchet

Can you see it?If you visit the Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield, make sure to look up at the 13th Regiment Vermont Volunteers monument located on the east side of Hancock Avenue.Though not real obvious, you might notice by the figure’s right foot something...
 

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