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  • American History Magazine

    American History Gazette- December 2009

    Cemetery Scandal Renews Memory of Emmett Till Waves of grief rocked the African-American community in Chicago last summer when news spread that grave robbers had dug up bodies at Burr Oak Cemetery and dumped the bones in order to resell...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- February 2009

    Army Loans Artifacts to Kentucky Museum The U.S. Army has become a partner in the new Battle of Richmond Visitors & History Center in Richmond, Ky. The Blue Grass Army Depot occupies a large section of the 6-by-8-mile battle field,...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    A New Generation Digs Johnson’s Island

    The prison site on Johnson’s Island has proved to be an un – usually rich resource for archaeologists and historians. Thanks to a combination of historical documentation and field research, the prison stockade, Fort Johnson, the...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- April 2009

    Key Third Winchester Site Saved Third Winchester, the bloodiest battle to take place in the Shenandoah Valley, will likely draw more visitors than ever now that a larger portion of the battlefield is being preserved. Last November the...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- June 2009

    Welcome Aboard USS Water Witch USS Water Witch is scheduled to be commissioned on April 4, 2009, at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Ga. That weekend also marks the first time the painstakingly replicated vessel will open...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Letters from Readers- June 2009

    “Fought Like Hell”—Fighting Words I have been a loyal subscriber to Civil War Times for 20 years. One of the elements that has always been central to your magazine is its neutrality. That is, it has not been biased for or against...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- August 2009

    Don’t Forget Your Camera! Last year’s Grand Prize winner in the Civil War Preservation Trust’s digital photo contest should in – spire everyone to bring along a camera whenever they visit war-related sites this summer. Ron...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- October 2009

    New Missouri Park to Honor 1st Kansas Colored Infantry State officials as well as volunteers are working to establish a state park in an area of Bates County, Mo., where the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry skirmished with Confederate...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Letters from Readers- October 2009

    The Butcher, the Baker? I’ve spent a lot of time trying to decipher mid–19th century orthography, and I think I’ve interpreted the occupation of the Swiss immigrant whose descriptive list (1) Mike Musick wrote about in the August...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- January 2009

    Vatican Says Wartime Pope Was No Friend of the Nazis It may have been the finest hour for some, but the war years were tough on the Vatican. During and after World War II, Pope Pius XII, who led the Catholic Church from 1939 to 1958, was...

  • MHQ Magazine

    The War-Torn History of the Bayeux Tapestry

    A timeless tale of William the Conqueror’s Norman invasion of England, in colored yarn. Associated with such bellicose figures as William the Conqueror, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Heinrich Himmler, it is surprising that the delicate fabric...

  • Military History Magazine

    Military History Review: “Discovering the Civil War”

    “Discovering the Civil War” Part One, “Beginnings” (through September 6) Part Two, “Consequences” (Nov. 10, 2010–April 17, 2011) National Archives Experience Constitution Avenue NW (between 7th and 9th Streets) Washington,...

  • Wild West Magazine

    The Grand Museum of the Fur Trade Is Nebraska’s ‘Jewel on Bordeaux...

    Its trove of artifacts celebrates a hair-raising era. Call it the early Wild West, a time of hair-raising and sometimes fur-flying adventure when men were men and beavers were beavers. By the beginning of the 18th century, French, Dutch...

  • American History Magazine

    Relics of an Illusory Past

    Governors Island was until recently one of the best kept secrets of New York City: a quiet sanctuary a mere 800 yards from lower Manhattan that was largely deserted after the Coast Guard closed a post there in 1996. But this past summer,...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Gazette-February 2010

    U.S. and Coin Dealer Fight Over Rare Gold Double Eagles Double Eagles, $20 gold pieces minted in 1933 but never circulated, are America’s most fabled coins. In 2002, one surfaced at an auction and sold for $7.59 million. Now 10 Double...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Gazette- June 2010

    Cutbacks Endanger Historic Sites George Washington and his troops—in the form of reenactors—crossed the Delaware River last December for the 57th time. As usual, they disembarked from Pennsylvania’s Washington Crossing Historic Park....