Category Archives: Woman’s Relief Corps

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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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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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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