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Fort Fisher State Historic Site – a photo essay

Early in the Civil War, Wilmington, North Carolina was recognized as an important port by the Confederate government. To protect the port, CSA Major Charles P. Bolles began construction of Fort Fisher in the spring of 1861. The original plans … Continue reading

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Hunter H. McGuire – Chief Surgeon 2d Corps Army of Northern Virginia (Soldier Profile Series)

C.S.A. Chief Surgeon Hunter H. McGuire Birth Date: October 11, 1835 Birth Place: Winchester, Virginia Date of Death: September 19, 1900 Location of Death: Richmond, Virginia Education: Winchester Medical College Military Experience: United States Civil War Major Battles: Served as a … Continue reading

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Montgomery, Alabama -a photo essay

This past July I was in Montgomery, Alabama for work meetings. Besides being the state capital, Montgomery is also the county seat for Montgomery County. Today, the city has a population slightly more than 200,000 -a significant increase from the … Continue reading

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Bennett Place -a photo essay

I visited the historic Bennett Place, in Durham, North Carolina, this past July. Run by the state of North Carolina, it is a historic site that you need to visit if you are in the area. I was fortunate to … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant dies

Today is the 126th anniversary of the death of US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. When most people think of the most popular, well known people of 19th Century United States they immediately think of Abraham Lincoln. While Lincoln was … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant turns 189

Today is the birthday of U.S. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. He was born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio. Grant’s career is an American success story. Entering the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1839, … Continue reading

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George E. Pickett, CSA Major General (Soldier Profile Series)

George E. Pickett, CSA Major General Birth Date: January 16, 1825(i) Birth Place: Richmond, Virginia Date of Death: July 30, 1875 Location of Death: Norfolk, Virginia Education: U.S. Military Academy at West Point – Class of 1846 Military Experience: Mexican … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Civil War Trip – photo essay

This past August, I was in Massachusetts for a business trip. I started in Boston and ended up in the Springfield area. This gave me the opportunity to visit some historic cemeteries and G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) monuments. … Continue reading

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Appomattox Court House – The Surrender That Saved the Country

On April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, CSA General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant 145 years ago today, after nearly four years of pitched fighting, the CSA Army … Continue reading

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