Category Archives: Monuments

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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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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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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A 100 Year Old Women’s Organization that still promotes patriotism- the WRC

” Lets rededicate ourselves to service For the dear old Boys in Blue And when their soul has answered the roll It’s for their memory our mark we’ll do.” From the WRC Journal Dept. of Oklahoma, 1938-1939 In recent years, … Continue reading

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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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Tennessee Monument at Shiloh

In the last post, I mentioned how important Southern women have been in memorializing the Southern soldiers on the battlefields. I would like to continue with that thought, but take it to the 21st century. Yes, even today those wonderful … Continue reading

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