Category Archive: Confederate States of America

A Tribute To Those Who Wore The Blue & The Gray

    Let [us] be an example to the nations of the earth. . . that the deepest hate can be resolved into love and tolerance.” —Overton Minette, Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic (the leading Union veterans’ organization), Gettysburg, 1938 SmithsonianMag.com   Amazon.com Widgets       A Tribute To Civil War …

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This Day In History – February 10

    History never looks like history when you are living through it. ~John W. Gardner             Medieval History 1306 – Raibeart Bruis (Robert the Bruce) slays political rival John Comyn igniting the Scottish Revolution against Great Britian In front of the high altar of Greyfriars Church in Dumfries, Robert …

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This Day In History – February 4

  Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results. Machiavelli     …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘To Arms In Dixie’ – 1861

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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