Monthly Archive: May 2012

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The 1st Brigade Band: Civil War Music Historians

I recently attended Evansville, Wisconsin’s  annual Civil War commemoration event. In addition to reenactors portraying soldiers and civilians of 150 years ago, the event also featured the 1st Brigade Band. The band took part in a...

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Paula Deen Finds Civil War Ancestors

Celebrity chef, Paula Deen, traced her Georgia roots back to the Civil War on “Who Do You Think You Are” (May 18, 2012). Celebrated for her southern home style cooking as well as her...

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The Swamp Angel at Charleston, South Carolina 1863

In July 1863, Union forces Major General Quincy Gillmore’s Army of the South landed on Morris Island outside Charleston, South Carolina.  Gillmore’s objective was to take control of Charleston Harbor and eventually, Charleston itself. ...

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The Civil War in the News: Spring 2012

A sunken Confederate ironclad and a soldier’s arm from Antietam are in the news this spring. CSS Georgia Shipwreck Holds Up Dredging of Savannah Harbor The government is set to deepen the ship channel...