The iconoclasm continues… “offensive” monuments to American Indians will fall next
Duke University symposium addresses monument removal… panels conclude monuments are not the problems we face today
Vandalism of Confederate monuments continues… North Carolina monument desecrated for second time this year
Katie Couric plans documentary about Confederate monument debate… a fair and balanced approach is not in the offering
Profile in Courage Award goes to Mayor of New Orleans for tearing down monuments… Landrieu is so very shrewd in the spotlight
James Madison Preparatory School in Tempe, Arizona Presents:
Charlottesville must remove shrouds over Confederate monuments… judge rejects City’s argument that shrouds were to honor protest victims
So-called “Hitler Bell” to remain in German church… town council votes to keep controversial bell as a memorial
South Carolina gubernatorial candidate’s ancestors owned slaves… Her comments on the Civil War have drawn criticism
Lock of George Washington’s hair discovered in 18th century almanac… heirloom belonged to the Hamilton family
Ancient Roman boxing gloves unearthed… only known pair of sparring gloves ever discovered
Washington must have slept here
Battle lines are fading…
Civil War reenacting is a dying hobby… numbers have declined sharply over the last 20 years- due in part to the recession, but many of the wounds are self inflicted.
Serious reenactors are intimidating… and their strict adherence to unquestionable authenticity allows little room for the curious or casual hobbyist. The ranks are growing grayer, and heftier- and the importance of living history is being brushed aside for selfish “hardcore campaigning.” Potential recruits are openly discouraged by so-called “hardcores” – self appointed protectors of the lifestyle….. soon to be lost in all the stitch counting.
Greater effort is needed to reach out to the next generation of Civil War living historians… There must be an alternative to self-defeating behaviors like stitch counting and labeling- as if our hobby was meant to be exclusive.
Lee descendants grapple with family legacy… the complex issue of monument removal haunts family
Wreckage of USS Indianapolis discovered… ship sank by Japanese submarine 72 years ago
Will Trump resign the Presidency?.… many before him have considered it
Fruitcake found in Antarctica “practically edible”… was abandoned over 100 years ago by explorer
Civil War Trust acquires 391 acres of battlefields in Virginia... purchase halts significant threat to 3 battlefields
The weather could not have been more beautiful in Lexington, Virginia, on Saturday morning as hundreds of Confederate devotees gathered for the annual Lee-Jackson Day commemoration. The day itself—still observed as a legal holiday in parts of Virginia—falls on January 20, the day between Robert E. Lee’s and Stonewall Jackson’s birthdays (January 19 and 21, […]