Of the Confederate flag, the American flag and bunting

In the ever growing drama on the corner of Water Avenue and Broad Street comes the public debate about what is or what is not a flag, Confederate or otherwise.
So, I checked old notes from history class and with a former classmate, who is much more an expert on the Civil War than I because [...]

Blakeley Awarded Grant Funds To Restore Civil War Battlefield

Grant funds from the Save America’s Treasures federal program have been allocated to help restore the earthen fortifications at the Blakeley Civil War Battlefield and the foundations of Baldwin County’s first courthouse.
The $50,000 in grant funds must be matched by Historic Blakeley State Park by contributions of $50,000 in work and cash, according to the [...]

Local Civil War ‘treasures’ sought by traveling show

The International Collectors Association are at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Athens through Saturday to purchase Civil War relics and hear tales from the war, including those about the Sack of Athens.
Military experts are looking specifically for items from the Civil War. They will be at the inn at 1222 Kelli Drive from 9 [...]

Judge awards possession of Civil War painting to former Foley mayor

A judge’s decision June 11 quietly ended a long-running fight here among former and current city officials over a painting of the biggest naval battle of a war that pitted neighbor against neighbor.
Baldwin County Circuit Court Judge Charles Partin ruled that former Mayor Arthur Holk loaned — but did not give — the 1941 painting [...]

Fishermen reel in relic from Civil War

Rusty Parker and his two nephews may not have caught any fish during their outing Wednesday, but they did snag a piece of history.

 “We were just fishing from the bank in Bluewater Creek (on Alabama Highway 64) and had gotten a few bites when I saw something in the water,” said Parker, 27. “It looked [...]

CSS Alabama Cannon’s Home is in Alabama at the Museum of Mobile

One of the cannon from the Confederate raider CSS Alabama came to the Museum of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. Saturday June 19, 2010, is the 146th anniversary of its sinking as related in English Shipyards Build the Tallahassee and the Alabama.
The Alabama’s cannon will become the central exhibit in the [...]

Event honors Jefferson Davis on his 202nd birthday

Jefferson Davis never let per­sonal animosity affect the way he dealt with political adversa­ries, even when he had the pow­er to destroy their careers, said the speaker at an event marking the 202nd anniversary of Davis’ birth Thursday.
During his speech at the First White House of the Confed­eracy, James Pickett cited the esteem in which [...]

Oil washes into Mobile Bay, on Fort Morgan in Ala.

Globs of oil are washing into Mobile Bay and onto the white-sand beach at Fort Morgan, a Civil War fort.
The coin-size globs could be seen Thursday in the water rolling along the bay’s bottom. Soft, brown goo glistened in the sun on the sand near the fort.
A hired cleanup crew waited nearby to begin work [...]

Plays bring Civil War to life

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival isn’t just staging plays. The state’s most prestigious theater is staging a war — The Civil War.
ASF is working with the Alabama Tourism Department to create two plays in 2011 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the famous struggle.

Home hosted Civil War troops, future president

Confederate hospital, Union campground, business, family residence and presidential host.
The historic home known to locals as the Shelton House has served many purposes.
To make sure its historical significance is not forgotten, the Lawrence County Historical Commission erected a marker on the site.