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Cannon fire, loud booms will mark Civil War battle anniversary

PETERSBURG, Va. — Some folks in Central Virginians will once again be in for a rude awakening as part of the 150th anniversary of an important Civil War battle. 329 more words


Human Rights Watch confirms use of unconventional weapons by Ukrainian Army

Officials in Kiev and the press office of the Ukrainian National Guard deny use of “Grad” multiple rocket launcher systems and other unconventional weapons in the war in Donetsk and Luhansk, but the results of field research by… 390 more words


"To the Coming Sister of the South, to the Future Gem State of the Union, the Island of Cuba."

José Martí wrote of Ambrosio José Gonzales in his New York revolutionary newspaper Patria, “General Ambrosio José Gonzales was the first Cuban wounded in combat for the liberty of Cuba” (De La Cova, 2003, p. 1,658 more words

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My Year In Books: Unwind by Neal Shusterman - Book #9

Title: Unwind
Author: Neal Shusterman
Series: Unwind Dystology (#1)
Release Date: November 1, 2009
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Medium: Audiobook
Voice Actor: Luke Daniels
Awards: Sequoyah Book Award (2010), Sakura Medal for Middle School Book (2009), Florida Teens Read Nominee (2009), Gouden Lijst Nominee (2013) 465 more words


Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 28 - August 3, 1864

“28th Thursday fine pleasant hot weather. I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick & lonely. 270 more words


150 Years Ago Today

July 28, 1864 to day is hot and Cloudy there is Considerbel of Artillery Practise betwen the to Armies to day I Finished our shebang to day made our buncks and Wetherboarded up the sides and made my self A Writing desk Recived A Letter from Eugenia M Pifer Wrote A Leter to Eugenia M Pifer the Men have all got their houses rebilt A gain this is to moves of Camp this Weeack the Artillery Men are out A Choping the timber down from Around their Guns so as to Give them range the health of all is Good at this time

What the Bleep Did I Just Let my (Black) Child Watch?

I just accidentally showed my (black) child a cartoon about a slave auction and a master who whips runaway slaves. Yes, I did.

I could not believe my eyes. 379 more words

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