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The Civil War Poetry of Herman Melville

| September 9, 2016

Herman Melville was born in New York City on 1 August 1819.  His most famous work, Moby-Dick, was a novel that was published in 1851 and was based on his own experiences at sea in the 1840s.  But by 1857, he stopped writing fiction and turned to other endeavors.  His 1866, his first book of […]

Remembering Wiconisco’s Civil War Soldiers – Cemetery Tour – Sunday, 29 May 2016

| May 27, 2016

  An invitation from Jake Wynn…. Join local historian Jake Wynn at Calvary United Methodist Cemetery in Wiconisco on Sunday, May 29 at 7 PM for a memorial program commemorating the incredible lives of the region’s Civil War veterans. This hour-long program will bring visitors into the oldest sections of the cemetery and highlight the stories […]

Philadephia Flower Show Features Two Lincoln Displays

| March 25, 2016

The Philadelphia Flower Show, held 5 March through 13 March 2016 at the Pennsylvania Convention in Philadelphia, featured the theme “Explore America” and recognized 100 years of the National Park Service.  Two of the competitive displays had themes related to Abraham Lincoln. Click on any photo to enlarge. ——————————— The entry by the Horticultural Academy […]

Philadelphia Mural Has Civil War Theme

| February 22, 2016

The second mural in the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is found on 8th Street between Chestnut Street and Market Streets in Philadelphia and has a Civil War theme.  It is painted on the west-facing wall on the side of a building behind a parking lot.   According to the painted “plaque” in the […]

Pope Francis Visits the United States

| September 23, 2015

On this occasion of the visit of Pope Francis to the United States, occurring 22 September 2015 – 26 September 2015, a prior post on this blog is recalled.  That post of 27 February 2013 was entitled, Pope Pius IX – The Vatican, Lincoln and the Civil War. ————————————— Pope Pius IX – The Vatican, […]