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Lincoln's Heavy Burden, War Begins in Deadly Earnest

July 15, 1861/2011

Volume 2, Issue 30 (40 Issues Since 15 October 2010)

Lincoln’s Heavy Burden

July 18, 1861. Lincoln confided to his old friend… 715 more words

Civil War Book Of Days: 1861

Are You Scared? Try This.

If today I asked you what you fear, how would you answer? What are those things in your life that really scare you? I’m not talking about spiders or the dark, I’m talking about fears that you face as a part of who you are. 389 more words

Toccoa Falls College

The Relics of Stonewall Jackson

Stonewall Jackson’s home state of Virginia is dotted with monuments, sites of interest, and shrines to the man, which may evoke an element of religion.  Stonewall Jackson House Director Michael Anne Lynn explains the public’s view of Jackson as a “secular saint.”

RVA

Historic Locust Grove Farm sign in the Blue Ridge Mountains

George W. Calomiris,  Architect and President of Wm. Calomiris Co. in Washington DC, recently hired Beaver Cut Products to create this sign for the entrance to his historic farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. 196 more words

Custom Carved Wood Sign

An Arm for an Arm

Stonewall Jackson may be the most famous soldier to have lost an arm at the Battle of Chancellorsville (May 1 – 6, 1863) in Spotsylvania County, VA but my great, great, grandfather, Private Levi Jesse Bryant of the Wisconsin 3rd Infantry Regiment lost an arm in that battle too. 1,222 more words

Civil War Ancestors

ECW Weekender: Lynchburg, Virginia and The Marshall

Although Lynchburg, Virginia, was off the beaten path for most of the war, it certainly saw its fair share of action June 17-18, 1864 as part of the spring/summer Shenandoah Campaign. 360 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places