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 [...]

Library displays Civil War dental kit

The Rosenberg Library Museum is displaying a rare dental surgeon’s field kit from the Civil War as the February Treasure of the Month.
This unusually large kit was manufactured by John D. Chevalier, the first dental supply house in the United States, established in New York in 1833.
The kit is believed to originally have belonged to [...]

SCV honors last Confederate veteran to live in county

For its ninth annual Confederate Heroes Day ceremony on Saturday, the Sons of Confederate Veterans Cross of Saint Andrews Camp in Alto honored the last confederate veteran to live in Cherokee County.
At the Jacksonville City Cemetery, more than two dozen troops, Southern Belles and United Daughters of the Confederacy gathered to honor the service of [...]

Westbrook: Ridgley Greathouse might have been the South’s hope in Civil War

It wasn’t because he didn’t try that Ridgley Greathouse didn’t become an exemplary hero of the South during the Civil War.
He contributed money and personal bravery, and shared in a daring plan that might have changed the course of the war.
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GHF to mark anniversary of Battle of Galveston

In January, Galveston Historical Foundation will mark the 148th anniversary of the most important military event in Galveston’s history — the Battle of Galveston on Jan. 1, 1863, during the Civil War.
Commemorative events that will take place on Jan. 7-9 in Galveston’s historic downtown include a battle re-enactment, living history encampments and a collodion photography [...]

Pearce Museum brings visitors face-to-face with Civil War

The Pearce Museum’s Civil War collection is one of the best in the country, says director Holly Beasley Wait.
She bolsters her claim by citing a few of the museum’s relics from the Union and Confederacy.
“Over 15,000 original documents, letters, maps, reports, journals and diaries make up the collection along with an elite collection of period [...]

League City resident hopes dioramas spark interest in Civil War battles

Since suffering a stroke about six years ago, League City resident David Williford, has been working on detailed dioramas depicting key moments from the Civil War.
Two of his pieces are on display at the Museum of Southern History in Houston Baptist University’s Cultural Arts Center.
A third is lined up to go to the Civil War [...]

Vandals target historic cemetery in Cleburne

Vandals have damaged a historic cemetery in Cleburne.
Neighbors noticed several Civil War-era headstones knocked over last Friday at the Old Lane Prairie Cemetery. It will cost thousands of dollars to repair each damaged marker.
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Abraham Lincoln scholar to speak on Civil War, misconceptions

A renowned Abraham Lincoln scholar will dispel 10 common misconceptions about the former president in an event hosted by the history department Tuesday night.
Associate Professor Steven Woodworth said speaker Allen Guelzo’s talk is titled “Ten Lies about Lincoln,” and it will take place at 7 p.m. in Palko Hall.
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Descendants of Civil War vets enjoy competition on course

Bill Pelham and Jeb Stuart played a practice round on Tuesday in preparation for the 54-hole Texas Senior Open today through Friday on the Forest Course at the Clubs of Kingwood.
The two longtime pros had never played a round of golf together. In fact, they hadn’t spoken in person before Tuesday.
But they still had plenty [...]