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Another Visit to Nash Farm Battlefield

| July 26, 2014

In a previous post of 10 December 2012, entitled The Nash Farm Battlefield, Henry County, Georgia, the following was stated: The Nash Farm is located in the western part of Henry County, Georgia, 21 miles south of Atlanta, at 4361 Jonesboro Road.  It is about five miles west of Exit 221 of I-75.  During the […]

Williamstown Remembers the Civil War

| May 5, 2014

The Williamstown-Williams Township Historical Society held its annual Open House yesterday, Sunday, 4 May 2014, at their headquarters and museum in Williamtown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  Featured at the Open House was the presentation of a restored Civil War Officer’s Commission and an exhibit on Women and the Civil War. Diane Schreffler, presented to the Williamstown […]

The Charter of the Kilpatrick G.A.R. Post of Millersburg

| March 2, 2014

The original charter of the Kilpatrick Post No. 212, G.A.R., is on display of the Historical Society of Millersburg and Upper Paxton Township at its museum in Millersburg, Pennsylvania (upper right). The above-shown display case contains many original Civil War related-items as well as reproductions including photographs of Civil War veterans.  The photographs at center-left […]

Ten Questions to Ask at Historic Sites

| January 16, 2014

Lies Across America -What Our Historical Sites Get Wrong, by James W. Loewen, published in 1999, is the sequel to Lies My Teacher Told Me.  In it, Loewen takes up from the historical distortions he revealed in the first book and shows how these distortions have manifested themselves in the “landscape” in the form of […]

Civil War Officer Commission – Daniel Chester – Discovery and Restoration of a Document

| December 3, 2013

In a shoebox filled with old receipts, letters and other ephemera a rather beat-up Civil War commission for the rank of First Lieutenant was found – for none other than Daniel Chester, believed to be the namesake of the G.A.R. Post at Williamstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  The document was discovered in  four large pieces and […]