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Trump is no TrumanNorth Korea bluster cause bogus comparison

 

Diplomatic shortages damaging North Korean progress… Trump administration fails to accept history

 

Army refuses to rename base streets… NY Democrats demanded Confederate names removed 

 

50th anniversary of the Detroit Riots..1967 unrest changed the city forever

 

Trump donates first salary installment to Antietam battlefielddonation of $78,333   to repair battlefield structures

 

Trump’s money

 

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DNA suggests salmonella may have killed off Aztecsrare strain of bacteria discovered in corpses

 

Volunteers struggling to save historic Jewish sites in Middle East… ISIS targets Jewish heritage sites across region

 

National Museum of African-American history tops 1 million visitorslatest Smithsonian open just four months

 

Grad student discovers “lost” Whitman novel… mystery tale was published anonymously before the Civil War

 

Jackson-Trump comparisons do not stand up to historyThe 45th President wishes he were more like the 7th

 

Tennessee is first state to guarantee annual funding for Civil War preservationfund provides matching grants for private donations

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UN Working Group argues for slavery reparations… US should fight racism by paying descendants of African slaves

 

Future of Columbus Day in doubt… fewer states and businesses observe the traditional holiday

 

Roman cemetery near London exposes diversityremains include skeletons of Asians

 

Nazi time capsule unearthed in Poland... “Mein Kempf” among the preserved artifacts

 

Civil War Trust saves 25 acres near Fredericksburg… developer scraps plan to build 98 town-homes on battlefield

 

Sign of the times

Sign of the times

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  Barbecues at Stonehenge?… research suggests builders hosted massive feasts

 

Shipwreck capital of world found in Greece22 ancient wrecks found in one area

 

St. Louis arch turns 50- Park Service is worried… symbol of Manifest Destiny, the story of the arch may be changed

 

Union backed group pushes for Colorado school board recallboard members who support merit pay, charter schools, and oppose the AP History test are targeted

 

Interior Dept. and Civil War Trust work together to preserve Antietam44 acres of the Wilson property at center of battlefield acquired last month

 

Wilson farm that borders Antietam's bloody Cornfield

Wilson farm that borders Antietam’s bloody Cornfield

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Civil War Buffs Unite !

Get in touch with your inner Civil War buff (no matter how deeply repressed) by visiting these links;

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What Ground is This?

This blog has made historical preservation a priority… especially, Civil War battlefields.  These historic sites are under constant pressure from developers with little concern but their bottom lines.  If development is given inches, it will take miles, and our history right from under us.  The victory at the Wilderness battlefield over the Wal-Mart giant was just a small respite in the ongoing struggle for our past.

Fredericksburg, 1862

Nowhere can this be better illustrated… than at Fredericksburg National Battlefield.  The calamitous struggle for Marye’s Heights just west of downtown Fredericksburg was lost long ago to growth, development, and “prosperity.”   The question must be asked, is the progress that carried Fredericksburg west worth the loss of history, understanding, and remembrance?  Visitors must now stare into a low rent neighborhood where brave men gave their lives for this country.  Someone is getting paid, bottom lines are being met, but history is lost.

The last full measure, lost

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Civil War Buffs Unite !

Get in touch with your inner Civil War buff (now matter how deeply repressed) by visiting these links;

Double quick- MARCH !!

Uncle Abe wants you !

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