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52 Ancestors #21 Sharpshooters and Soldiers

This challenge is set forth by No Story Too Small,

and this week’s challenge is “Military.”

I can’t only honor one of my ancestors. I need to honor all of them. 176 more words


Battlefield Stomps, Book Signings, and Videos; Oh, My!!! \m/

Good evening, True Believers!

Now, I’m not going to trifle with the whole “Happy Memorial Day” business. We shouldn’t be celebrating Memorial Day, but commemorating it; but I’ll leave that discussion for those who want to lecture you. 935 more words

Civil War

Letter To Sarah Ballou

Dear Sarah

The indications are very strong that we shall move in a few days—perhaps tomorrow. Lest I should not be able to write you again, I feel impelled to write lines that may fall under your eye when I shall be no more. 694 more words


Brooklyn cemetery unveils database of Civil War veterans

NEW YORK (AP) — A historic Brooklyn cemetery has unveiled a searchable database of thousands of Civil War soldiers, abolitionists, former slaves and others buried there. 88 more words

National / World

Renner shows up for Hawkeye Duty in Captain America: Civil War

by AJ Adejare

Jeremy Renner just showed up for Hawkeye duty for Captain America Civil War.  The actor recently had his photo captured by MTV.MTV also acquired pictures of Captain America’s filming including a stunt double and the fight with Crossbone. 54 more words


Prairie Grove Battlefield Park 

We celebrated Memorial Day by visiting a local battlefield. The last time I was there I think I still was a single-digit age and they have made a driving tour since then. 171 more words


Toni Morrison, 'Beloved'

In the depths of the American South, Morrison reveals to us the true psychological effects of slavery through a narrative of murder, guilt, and ghosts. 412 more words

Book Review