Category Archives: WBS

“A.P. Hill removal plans in Richmond now under legal challenge”

“A legal challenge is being mounted against the City of Richmond’s plans to remove the final confederate statue still standing. A.P. Hill, a general, killed in the Civil War, is buried under the statue, which sits at the intersection of … Continue reading

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Juneteenth – TTG

For the Christian Recorder LETTER FROM RICHMOND City Point, Va., April 12th, 1865. Mr. Editor:- I have just returned from the city of Richmond; my regiment was among the first that entered the city. I marched at the head of … Continue reading

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“Purchase of Slaughter Pen Farm is Complete” – TTG

After 16-year campaign, nonprofit declares victory at Spotsylvania’s Slaughter Pen Farm By CLINT SCHEMMER FOR THE FREE LANCE–STAR Sixteen years after it began, the American Battlefield Trust has completed the largest private battlefield-preservation effort in the nation’s history. The nonprofit … Continue reading

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The December 1864 Battle of Nashville – TTG

This account/essay about the 1864 Battle of Nashville was written by Matt Palmquist, a freelance writer with a great interest in the Civil War. He maintains a twitter account at @CivilWarHumor. He often writes such interesting accounts of Civil War … Continue reading

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General George Thomas gravesite rededicated today – TTG

“TROY – A gathering Saturday morning paid tribute to a Union general disowned by his Virginia family during the Civil War and marked the progress to repair surroundings at his Oakwood Cemetery gravesite.” “The Colonel George L. Willard Camp #154, … Continue reading

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“… General Lee ain’t descended from no monkey.”

“Just 7% of our genome is uniquely shared with other humans, and not shared by other early ancestors, according to a study published Friday in the journal Science Advances. “That’s a pretty small percentage,” said Nathan Schaefer, a University of … Continue reading

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The charge of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment on 2 July 1863 – TTG

This action has been largely overlooked in most accounts of the Battle of Gettysburg. It is certainly drowned out by the ubiquitous accounts of the 20th Maine and Picketts Charge. As I recall, the charge of the already depleted 1st … Continue reading

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“Tattoo,” A Memoir of Becoming

This memoir could have been subtitled "a message in a bottle."  PL I am privileged to have been given reviews of the book by two people I greatly respect and admire: —————- "Because much of the focus of Walter Lang’s … Continue reading

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A Re-naming Bee

(Lt Col collar insignia, CSA) "There are 10 major U.S. military bases named in honor of Confederate military leaders, all in former Confederate States: Camp Beauregard (1917), near Pineville, Louisiana, a Louisiana National Guard installation named for Louisiana native and Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant … Continue reading

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CSS Shenandoah In Melbourne, 1865, By Walrus.

(CSS Shenandoah burning whalers in the Bering Sea) The confederate raider CSS Shenandoah visited Melbourne in the colony of Victoria in 1865. She was berthed within a hundred yards of where I keep my yacht today. Despite Britain declaring itself … Continue reading

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