Tag Archives: Civil War

A Presidential Honor on Inauguration Day

Last spring I wrote a post entitled “Civil War Week” which featured three Civil War related activities I had been pursuing.  One of them was to obtain a headstone from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  for my great grandfather, … Continue reading

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Stamp Series Commemorates Civil War

Just as the U.S. Civil War was four years in duration, so too, is its sesquicentennial, which Americans are observing 150 years later from 2011 through 2015. It’s a much-anticipated anniversary that has spawned books, art, memorials, exhibits, re-enactments and … Continue reading

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Graveside Ceremony Presents a Step Back in Time

I was the first to arrive at the cemetery that Sunday morning, a morning that was both clear and cool.  Only 10 am, the weekend regulars who normally come to honor a family member, dust off a marker or leave … Continue reading

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