Posts belonging to Category 'Sesquicentennial'

Citizen group forms to coordinate Civil War anniversary events

Flipping through a drawer of black-and-white photographs in the basement of the New York State Military Museum, Michael Aikey pulled out a baseball card-sized imprint of Capt. Seth Deyoe.
Within minutes, the museum director was able to learn that Deyoe was a 24-year-old soldier from Wilton who joined New York’s 77th regiment and took up arms [...]

Kentucky events to mark 150th anniversary of start of Civil War

The approaching 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War has spawned plans for dozens of programs and projects in Kentucky.
In September, Frankfort will play host to a Civil War music festival with brass bands, coronets, fifes and drums, and Bowling Green will recognize its occupation under the Confederacy.

Old Capitol event commemorates Miss. secession

Historian Timothy Smith says the growing list of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War is important in Mississippi because knowledge about the conflict helps explain the state’s current condition.
Smith, a Carrollton, native and a professor at the University of Tennessee-Martin, participated in a program Friday focusing on the state’s decision to secede [...]

PHOTOS Area historians reflect on day Florida seceded from union 150 years ago

Hank Hendry has the Civil War in his blood.
The Fort Myers attorney’s downtown office sits off Main Street, on a piece of land that would have been within the wooden walls of the original United States military fort built during the Seminole Wars.
It is also the very fort that his great, great grandfather, Capt. Francis [...]

Civil War 150 Legacy Project visits Dinwiddie County

The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission and the Library of Virginia have partnered to create a state-wide online collection of original Civil War manuscripts that still remain in private hands. The Civil War 150 Legacy Project: Document Digitization and Access focuses on manuscript materials created during the period 1861-1865 that reflect social, [...]

Divided they stand on rebel spirit

“Dixie,” that emotionally freighted and much-debated anthem of the old Confederacy, starts soft when it’s done right, barely above a whisper. But each sotto voce syllable of the opening verse, each feather-light scrape of the fiddle strings, could be heard without straining when the ladies in the hoop skirts and the men in the frock [...]

Civil War: the root cause and the lost cause

With the approach of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, it’s rather predictable that neo-Confederates are rallying to the Lost Cause. I’ve written about Virginia’s travails before. Now, South Carolina, where secession began, is having its travails.
Monday in Charleston, the Sons of Confederate Veterans held a “secession ball” to celebrate the onset of the [...]

Spirit of the south still stands as South Carolinians mark 150 years of secession

The organisers billed it as “the event of a lifetime” and, judging by the gaiety inside the Gaillard auditorium in Charleston, most of those present agreed. The women wore silk hoop skirts, petticoats and bloomers, their hair in ringlets; the men wore tuxedos and top hats, while some sported the grey uniform of the confederate [...]

Fort Fisher Presents “Glory Enough for All” as Part of Civil War 150th

“Glory Enough for All,” a day-long event commemorating the kickoff for the sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War in North Carolina, will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach.  The program will focus on post-war reunions and efforts to memorialize the battle.
“Glory [...]

Photo Coverage: 150th Anniversary Of South Carolina’s Secession Marked In Charleston

Guests in period costume arrive for the Secession Ball on the 150th Anniversary of South Carolina’s Secession from the Union on December 20, 2010 in Charleston, SC. South Carolina was the first state to secede resulting in the US Civil War.