Warren awarded Davis Gold Medal for Confederate history

Steven L. Warren was recently awarded the United Daughters of the Confederacy’s Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal for history.
Warren was nominated for the medal by the organization’s Cowskin Prairie chapter for his television documentary Last Raid at Cabin Creek, and for his book, Brilliant Victory: The Second Civil War Battle of Cabin Creek, Indian Territory.
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Oklahoma City University’s book discussion series on Civil War continues

The next book of the Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma! book discussion series at Oklahoma City University will be “Ordeal By Fire, Volume II: The Civil War” by James McPherson. The discussion at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 is free to everyone. It will be in Walker Center, room 151, on Florida Avenue near NW 26.
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Oklahoma City University’s book discussion series on Civil War continues

The next book of the Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma! book discussion series at Oklahoma City University will be “Ordeal By Fire, Volume II: The Civil War” by James McPherson.
The discussion at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 is free to everyone. It will be in Walker Center, room 151, on Florida Avenue near NW 26.
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Gilcrease Museum hosts interactive Civil War exhibit, series

They’ll be warring this Saturday in a little skirmish called the Red River Shootout, but it’s another north-south struggle that will take place at Gilcrease Museum. Well, a re-enactment, anyway.
“Art Blast: American Beginnings,” a day-long, hands-on exhibit with a focus on American history, features a series of Civil War re-enactments and other events themed to [...]

Fire destroys barracks at historic Fort Washita

The replica of a military barracks at Fort Washita in southeastern Oklahoma has been destroyed by fire.
The fire at the two-story building was reported about 7:30 a.m. Sunday. No injuries were reported.
The state fire marshal’s office is looking for the cause of the blaze.
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Oklahoma City University to host Civil War book series

A reading series at Oklahoma City University this fall will focus on the influence of the Civil War era.
The “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma!” book discussion series, with the theme “Rebirth of a Nation: Nationalism and the Civil War,” begins Sept. 14 with “Two Roads to Sumter,” a comparative biography about Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson [...]

Scholar: Lincoln knew he would be assassinated

This is the third in a five-part series coinciding with “Legacy of Freedom,” a lecture series hosted by Oklahoma Christian University. This week’s scheduled topic “The Bill of Rights and Its Meaning for Today” was changed to focus on Memorial Day. Next week’s concluding topic will be “Can We Reclaim the Founders’ Legacy of Freedom?”
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$1M funding will restore Fort Gibson Military Park

Work on a $1 million renovation of the Fort Gibson Historic Site should be complete by the spring of 2012, said Dr. Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society.
Blackburn made the announcement standing beneath the deteriorating canopy in the center of the re-created historic fort of the 1800s.
OHS has been able to parlay [...]

Civil War resources meeting canceled tonight

In 1866, a joint resolution of Congress authorized the compilation and publication of Civil War records. This massive undertaking eventually led to the publication of 128 books collectively referred to as “The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies,” or the “O.R.” The books, printed between [...]

What manner of men were these?

“It is well that war is so terrible — lest we should grow too fond of it.” These were the sobering, profound and prophetic words of Gen. Robert E. Lee to Gen. James Longstreet, as the two Confederate commanders surveyed the carnage before them on the heights overlooking Fredericksburg, Va., on the 13th of December, [...]