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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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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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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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Vicksburg National Military Park Monuments

I had hoped to write another book on the history of the monuments and the artist of Vicksburg National Military Park. Alas, I was too slow. The arts council and the national park service have put together a beautiful full … Continue reading

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