Big improvements coming to CWi

Loyal Readers -
We wanted to let you in a a few major changes coming to CWi. What few know is that we currently use a total of four different web platforms to put together the site. This makes a smooth, attractive site nearly impossible.
Among the changes will be a major improvement in our News section [...]

Maury County Graveyard On Donation Deathbed

A century old graveyard could be at the end of its lifeline. Donations and funds to the Rose Hill Cemetery in Maury County are at an all time low and now caretakers are asking for the community’s help to keep this piece of local history alive.
It’s a place where civil war soldiers, generals, dignitaries and residents [...]

‘The Whipping Man’ Marks Playwright’s Strong Debut

The Civil War officially ended when Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered on April 9, 1865. A brash new play from a playwright making his New York debut puts the day of reckoning a little later.
Matthew Lopez’s “The Whipping Man” explores what freedom, religion and family means for a returning Confederate soldier and his former slaves [...]

Old State House Musuem gets $26,000 grant

The Old State House Museum has been awarded a Save America’s Treasures Grant in the amount of $26,032 to preserve history and culture for future generations, the museum announced in a news release Tuesday.
The money will go toward treating three fragile battle flags from the Civil War era and shortly thereafter.
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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 [...]

Lincoln’s friend tells story in own words

If Ward Hill Lamon were alive today, he would probably approve of a new book listing him as author and Bob O’Connor as editor.
Lamon, who was Abraham Lincoln’s law partner and bodyguard, wrote the book in 1880, but it didn’t fall into O’Connor’s hands until 2007.
“I feel I was chosen to do this project,” O’Connor [...]

Katie Couric’s Notebook: The Civil War and Walmart

It’s been nearly 145 years since the end of the Civil War, and Walmart just surrendered.
The nation’s largest retailer recently announced it’s giving up plans to build a Supercenter near the site of an important Civil War battlefield.
The Battle of the Wilderness was fought over three brutal days in May 1864 – in the tangled [...]

This Day in the War: 02/02/11

Sunday, Feb. 2, 1862
FOOTE FIXES FIRING FRAMEWORK
Flag Officer Andrew Foote, commander of the Union naval forces on the Mississippi and tributaries, held his gunboat crews to strict standards. He issued these orders to the four crews sailing today: “Let it also be distinctly impressed upon the mind of every man firing a gun that, while [...]