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1861: "Come And Keep House For Me?"

October 1, 1861, Camp near Fairfax Courthouse

Yesterday I rode on to the station, and while there President Davis, very unexpectedly to me, arrived in a single car; the remaining part of the train, I suppose, stopped at the Junction to unload. 715 more words

American Civil War


Today, I wished my hubby a good new year of life today. In Jewish tradition there is a big difference between ‘Happy New Year’ and a ‘Good New Year’. 434 more words

North Carolina-Fort York-October 4

North Carolina People, Places, and Things-October 4

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. 262 more words

North Carolina

ECW Weekender: Maryland Heights Overlook (Harpers Ferry, WV)

With cooler weather and autumn foliage on the way, it might be a good time to break-out your hiking boots, if you like to explore history in the great outdoors. 566 more words

Emerging Civil War

Jackson House's Michael Anne Lynn to Retire

We were surprised to learn recently that Michael Anne Lynn, director of the Stonewall Jackson House in Lexington, Virginia, will be retiring at the end of this month. 420 more words


September 15, 1862

On this day in the Civil War, Confederate troops under General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson attack Harper’s Ferry, Virginia. The Confederates capture the town and nearly 12,000 Federal soldiers.

Harper’s Ferry

The Civil War

Manassas National Battlefield Park

(Visited 30 August 2016) Located in Northern Virginia, Manassas was the site of two significant battles in the Civil War. The First Battle of Bull Run (or Manassas) was the first major battle of the Civil War, 21 July 1861. 171 more words

Forts & Battlefields