Category Archives: News and Current Events (Civil War Related)

Whiskey and the war: Alcohol played a role in the Civil War

Legend has it that when critics of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant complained to President Abraham Lincoln about Grant’s drinking, Lincoln replied, “I wish some of you would tell me the brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to … Continue reading

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USC Team Maps Charleston Harbor Underwater Battlefield

Archeologist James Spirek from USC leads the team that is exploring Charleston Harbor and its underwater battlefield. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The University of South Carolina (USC) recently announced that a team of its archeologists has mapped Charleston Harbor and what … Continue reading

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What Antietam bloodbath teaches us about war today

by Chuck Raasch, USA TODAY http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012/09/17/on-antietams-150th-lessons-for-wars-in-iraq-and-afghanistan/57790744/1 SHARPSBURG, MD. — As a boy, Derek Crist roamed Antietam National Battlefield on the outskirts of town, its rolling hills and gentle streams a child’s dream playground. In 2010, Army Sgt. Crist returned home … Continue reading

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Special Order 191: Lost, or left to be found?

Special Order 191: Lost, or left to be found? Originally published September 13, 2012 By Ed Waters Jr. News-Post Staff http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?storyID=140655#.UFKT4lHa93o Courtesy Photo In this scene from a sketch by Edwin Forbes, Gen. George McClellan and his army are passing … Continue reading

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Fed $ Can’t Be Used For CS Replacement Markers

By Scott C. Boyd (September 2012 Civil War News) FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – A Civil War Round Table project to replace broken or illegible Confederate grave markers with new ones from the government has been halted by a change in how … Continue reading

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