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Memorial day- Created by Union Veterans

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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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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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Southern Women and Monuments

Southern women are remarkable. If your a Southerner you already know that. If not, you should get to know some Southerner women or at least learn about their outstanding actions in the past and even in the present. If were … Continue reading

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Recently I made a research trip to Chickamauga/Chattanooga National Military Park. As part of my research, I traveled across the battlefields taking photos of the monuments. You will be happy to know that I do not use my own photography … 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┬átheir soldiers actions in the battle. It would be several years before Confederate soldiers received any type of … Continue reading

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Lost Sculptors

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Writing the pages of History

It is my thought to blog about the ramblings of a historian who is not completely focused on one area of speciality. Hence the name- scattered historian. It is the historian’s job to record history, interpret it and to bring the past to the present generation.

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