Category Archives: Historic Sites

Removing History

In the past year, as a historian and author of books about Civil War monuments, I have been asked by friends and various people my opinion about the Civil War monuments being removed in communities across the country.  I admit … Continue reading

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Women’s love and devotion preserve Andersonville Prison Site

In my last post, I wrote about a brief history of the Woman’s Relief Corp. I left out of that post one of the most important preservation efforts of that group- the preservation and administration of the Andersonville Prison. When … Continue reading

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Andersonville Prison and the Woman’s Relief Corp

Earlier I posted about the work of the Woman’s Relief Corp. In that writing, I left out one of their most prominent works- the preservation of the Andersonville Prison site in Andersonville, Georgia. This organization is a key element in … 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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Observance of 9/11 and historical memory

This past week, Americans observed the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11th. The day that terrorist attacked America and we entered a war with Iraq and in Afganistan. All around town, my oldest daughter and I noticed that flags at half-mast, … 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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