The state parks system is on the hot seat and a House leader is calling for action over a proposed monument to Union soldiers at the site of the biggest Civil War battle fought in Florida. The bid to add a Union monument to the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park near Lake City has drawn [...]
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The Civil War placed new and unique strains on Americans, and their dreams reflected those hardships. Sometimes the war intruded on people’s slumber, vividly bringing to life the horrors of the conflict; for others, nighttime was an escape from the hard realities of life and death in wartime. When Americans recorded their dreams in their [...]
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When Richard Neutra was first told that he had received the commission to design Gettysburg’s new Cyclorama building, he was nervous. It was the late 1950s and the idea of using taxpayer money to design a building to memorialize a painting depicting Pickett’s Charge and the downfall of the Confederacy was controversial. So in a [...]
After a severe health problem, CWi will return on Monday, Feb. 18th. See you Monday.
A South Carolina extremist who helped engineer an attempt to turn the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) into an actively neo-Confederate organization is now facing prison for his role in a Ponzi scheme that defrauded hundreds of people. Ron G. Wilson remains free on bond after pleading guilty on July 30 to two counts of [...]
Great fiction, we all know, has the uncanny ability to imitate the unpredictability and emotion of real life. So it’s a testament to the Civil War’s otherworldliness that real life imitated great fiction in the remarkable story of Isaac Israel Hayes, one of America’s most famous early Arctic explorers. It’s unclear if Hayes ever read [...]
Shenandoah Valley Sites to Announce Expansive Schedule of Programs to Commemorate Stonewall Jackson’s 1862 Valley Campaign
On Friday, March 2, 2012, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will be joined by historians, representatives from the National Park Service and the Virginia Tourism Corporation, and partners from throughout the Valley to announce the slate of more than 35 events, tours, reenactments, and other commemorative programs that will be presented during the 150th anniversary [...]