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What’s really (no, I mean REALLY) the problem with modern Civil War reenactments?

January 14, 2009 by

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Noting the recent post by Kevin over at Civil War Memory, I figured I’d toss out some thoughts about reenacting. First, YES, I have reenacted. I started back in 1981, and then, in the midst of high school, other things became more important to a teenage boy (go figure). Then, I crept back into it […]

A Confederate monument… and keeping the peace in one community

January 5, 2009 by

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In the early 1900s, many Confederate veterans of Page County, Virginia (most of whom were probably members of the Rosser-Gibbons Camp, U.C.V.) decided to erect a monument to the memory of the county’s Confederate soldiers. Up to that time, “The Confederate Heroes Monument” was the sole Confederate monument standing in Luray. Sculpted by Herbert Barbee, […]

The return of Confederate battleflags and the concerns of Union veterans… and others

December 27, 2008 by

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I came across the image (originally published June 25, 1887) that follows below several weeks ago and I think, for anyone who knows the complex history of returning Civil War flags to their “homes,” this is an interesting cartoon. Of course, without a little background behind the cartoon, it might be meaningless for some who look at it […]

The Slaves’ War: The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves

December 6, 2008 by

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Look’s like a book worth looking into. Has anybody read it yet?

Confederate seizure of free blacks in the Gettysburg Campaign

December 5, 2008 by

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After posting twice this week (on 12/2 and 12/3) about Confederates taking civilians during the Gettysburg Campaign, I recalled having heard different stories about Confederates taking free blacks (and “runaways”) and sending them into slavery in the South. So, I thought I’d Google a few things to see what information the Web might yield. For this post, I’ve plucked only […]

More on Captured Gettysburg Civilians: Emanuel G. Trostle

December 3, 2008 by

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Continuing from yesterday’s post… I just found what follows below on this site… the original source is Part III of the History of Adams County, Page 454: EMANUEL G. TROSTLE, farmer, P. O. Gettysburg, was born in Adams County, Penn., December 1, 1839, son of Henry and Jane (Pitzer) Trostle, natives of Pennsylvania. His father was […]

Gettysburg civilians as “hostages” of the Confederacy!?

December 2, 2008 by

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This is interesting and something of which I had never heard. Thanks to a link from Jenny’s Draw the Sword Blog blogroll, I took a little Web-trip to the Cordori family site and found this interesting page about George J. Codori. If you are familiar with the Civil War, the Codori name should quickly ring […]