Tag Archives: Civil War

The other Lincoln memorial in Washington

Since this is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, it seems appropriate to write about a memorial to him in Washington, D.C. No, not the famous one shown in movies, but one that has become misunderstood over time. Lincoln Park sits twelve blocks east … Continue reading

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Civil War Christmas at Fort Ward

I recently stopped by my local historic site to visit a Civil War encampment, with a Christmas theme. Wasn’t really sure what that meant. Fort Ward sits just outside of Alexandria, Virginia and was one of 68 major earthwork forts … Continue reading

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The power of Appomattox

Last year on a trip to view the autumn colors with my family, I convinced them to stop at Appomattox Court House, site of Lee’s surrender to Grant in April 1865 which essentially heralded the end of the Civil War.  It was my … Continue reading

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