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Mississippi Monument at Shiloh

As mentioned back in September, the State of Mississippi dedicated a state monument at Shiloh National Military Park on October 10, 2015. This southern monument has been long in the works. The efforts of the Mississippi Veterans Monument Commission was … Continue reading

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New Monument to be dedicated at Shiloh

Although the veterans who fought the civil war battles are long dead, monuments are still being erected to remember and honor those who fought on the bloody battlefields. This fall the state of Mississippi will erect a state monument on … Continue reading

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The Andersonville Book is now available!

My latest book A History of the Andersonville Prison Monuments is now available from Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Andersonville National Historic Site bookstore and The History Press. This book chronicles the efforts made to preserve the prison site after the war … Continue reading

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Memorial day- Created by Union Veterans

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Monument makers and art

I maybe odd, but I enjoy wondering through old cemeteries. The ones where the stones are leaning over and moss covers one side of the stones. The older cemetery monuments are often artistic and express the love and grief of … Continue reading

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Kentucky State Monument at Chickamauga National Military Park

In 1890, when Henry V. Boynton and Ferdinand Van Derveer began contemplating the idea of preserving the Chickamauga battlefield, they wanted it to honor soldiers of both sides of the conflict and perhaps even demonstrate reconciliation between the North and … Continue reading

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Memorials and memory

I recently visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial. This is the site of the April 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City. I toured the memorial on a Sunday morning with 11 seventh grade girl scouts. … Continue reading

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A New Book on Chickamauga

Well I have not posted anything for quite awhile. I have a really good excuse though. I have been writing a book on the monuments of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. This book is similar to the Shiloh book. … Continue reading

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Bate’s 2nd Tennessee Continued

By 1900, Union veterans were busy erecting monuments on the Shiloh battlefield. Many northern state governments appropriated large sums of money to commemorate their soldiers actions in the battle. It would be several years before Confederate soldiers received any type of … Continue reading

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Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard W. Bock

As promised I will continue about the relationship between Richard W. Bock, sculptor, and architect Frank Lloyd Wright. 1897 marked the beginning of a long friendship and working relationship between Bock and Wright.  Wright, working in the Steinway building in … Continue reading

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