Posts belonging to Category 'Event'

Reciting Lincoln to set a record

Anyone entering the Slater Auditorium at noon Tuesday might think they’ve stumbled upon auditions for a play. Student after student will read aloud President Abraham Lincoln’s farewell address to Springfield, Ill., before he left to be inaugurated as the nation’s 16th president.
“I now leave, not knowing when, or whether ever, I may return, with a [...]

Scholars discuss Southern views of Civil War

The Sons of Confederate Veterans holds its annual Stephen Dill Lee Institute in Charleston, featuring talks by scholars and exploring Southern views on the Civil War.
The institute opens Friday night with David Aiken of the Citadel speaking on the bombardment of Charleston and the burning of Columbia.

Civil War lecture captivates audience

The Esri Redlands Forum on the Civil War garnered a few laughs, not something one would expect from such a serious topic.
The laughs had nothing to do with the war itself, but rather another serious issue plaguing Redlands right now – the lack of library funding.
Esri founder Jack Dangermond began the program by introducing speaker [...]

The ‘Irish Brigade’ marches into town

As the nation gets ready to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, members of the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, or the Irish Brigade, are making plans to help commemorate the milestone.
And Foxboro residents might have taken notice of it last weekend.


‘Florida in the Civil War’ at the Orange County Regional History Center

WHAT: The contributions and the catastrophes of Floridians are displayed in “Florida in the Civil War,” an exhibit that opens at the Orange County Regional History Center this Saturday. The display covers how Florida residents survived a Union blockade of the coastline and explains how they shipped beef and salt to Confederate forces. Also among [...]

Civil War show will be bigger this year

Mike Kent says this year’s Chickamauga Civil War Show and Sale will be the largest Dalton has ever hosted.
“We’ve sold 450 tables, which is the maximum capacity of the exhibit hall (at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center),” Kent said. “That translates into about 250 individual dealers because some take multiple tables.”

Gerald Pitts to portray Abraham Lincoln on Feb. 7 at Walhalla library

The years 2011 through 2015 will mark the sesquicentennial of one of the most significant events in American history — the Civil War. One of the most important figures from that era was the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. A free presentation will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the [...]

United Daughters of the Confederacy meets

The William P. Rogers Chapter No. 44, United Daughters of the Confederacy, met recently at the Power Home. President Susannah Card presided and called the meeting to order. The invocation was given by Chaplain Marilyn Niesner. The pledge to the United States Flag was led by Zelda Liford. The pledge to the Texas Flag was [...]

One-man show highlights black soldiers’ role in Civil War

Robert Davis, 21st-century Civil War re-enactor and historian, wants people to know the role black soldiers played in that conflict and what they went through to attain freedom.
So he’s created a time machine, of sorts, to transform himself into Andrew Lewis, escaped slave and 19th-century veteran of Illinois’ 29th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops. The [...]

See Civil War through new eyes

One day in May of 1861, Washington County’s Ann Catron, 38, wrote her son:
“With all the timidity due to my sex, I am ready to offer you up in defense of your country’s rights and honor. and I now offer you, a beardless boy of 17 summers–not with grief, but thanking God that I have [...]