Category: The Arts


2015 Civil War Commemorative Stamps

The U.S. Postal Service has released the designs for the 2015 Civil War commemorative stamps, the fifth and final issues in the series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  This year’s stamps...


Song: Marching Through Georgia

Songwriter Henry Clay Work (1832-1884) was a Connecticut native and staunch supporter of the Union cause. Work was born into an abolitionist family whose home was a stop on the Underground Railroad and who...


Poetry: Sherman’s March to the Sea

“Sherman’s March to the Sea” is a poem written in 1864 by Samuel Hawkins Marshall Byers III, 5th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Byers wrote it while a prisoner in Colombia, S.C. The poem was set...