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  • American History Magazine

    American History Headlines- February 2008

    Historic Breeds Played Important, If Forgotten, Roles in the American South Thanks to the American Water Buffalo Association, the water-friendly beasts of burden have returned to Middleton Place. The association recently donated two...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Chatter- April 2008

    Lincoln’s Cottage, Predecessor to Camp David, Reopens Camp David, some 60 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., has been a presidential hideaway since 1942. But where did the commander in chief seek respite before that? Abraham...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Chatter- June 2008

    Carter’s Grove Gets New Lease on Life The Carter’s Grove plantation in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia was recently sold by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for $15.3 million, and some preservationists are saying that other...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Publick Occurrences- August 2008

    Sioux Warrior Receives Posthumous Medal of Honor Master Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Keeble of North Dakota saved the lives of dozens of other U.S. soldiers in October 1951 when he mounted a one-man assault on three enemy machine gun nests...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Publick Occurrences- October 2008

    Hamilton’s Mobile Home Moves Again The Grange, a turn-of-the-19th-century house Alexander Hamilton built overlooking the Hudson and Harlem rivers in New York, is on the move again. Manhattan swallowed up Hamilton’s 32-acre country...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Publick Occurrences- December 2008

    Rare Pendant May Be Likeness of Pocahontas’ Father Out of the haystack of artifacts unearthed at Historic Jamestowne this year—50,000 of them, in what seems to have been a slow season—archaeologists have identified an incomparable...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- January 2008

    More Room for Artifacts at Gettysburg General Robert E. Lee’s field desk, the litter used to carry Major General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson off the Chancellorsville battlefield, a prayer book cut through by a bullet, and a...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Celebrate the Lincoln Bicentennial

    Over the next two years an unprecedented series of special events marks the 200th birthday of the nation’s most controversial leader. The 200th birthday celebration of the nation’s most studied and controversial president, Abraham...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- February 2008

    Rare Image of Lee’s Antietam Rock The faded carte de visite at right just might be the only extant image of the Antietam Battlefield’s most noteworthy rock. During the September 17, 1862, Battle of Antietam, Army of Northern Virginia...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- April 2008

    One Less Unidentified Gettysburg Casualty Relatives of Confederate Colonel Isaac Erwin Avery had searched for the North Carolinian’s grave in the Williamsport, Md., area for close to a century, but were unable to find it until Hagers...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- June 2008

    Controversial Proposal for Grant Memorial Ask anyone what they think is Washington, D.C.’s most impressive presidential monument and they’re sure to mention Washington, Lincoln or Jefferson. Even though the Grant Memorial is...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- August 2008

    Three Soldiers, Three Ceremonies Veterans get their due nearly a century and a half after the fighting ended. Musician and Sportsman A Union infantryman was honored on May 2 in Wallingford, Mass. William P. Smith served in the famous 54th...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- October 2008

    Cedar Creek Battlefield: Ruined Forever? A serious dispute between the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation and nearby Belle Grove Plantation broke out at a May 28 meeting of the Frederick County, Va., Board of Supervisors, where a 4-3 vote...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- December 2008

    New Museum Celebrates Midwest Soldiers No battles took place in Kenosha, Wis., but the town is centered in a region that dispatched more than 740,000 men to the war effort. Kenosha’s brand-new Civil War Museum focuses on the...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- February 2008

    ‘Bomb-Away’: The Enola Gay’s Navigation Log Sold at Auction As he stepped from the Enola Gay into the Tinian sunshine on August 6, 1945, Capt. Theodore Van Kirk felt he had just completed the perfect mission. “Everything went...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- March 2008

    American Who Infiltrated the Manhattan Project for the Soviets Honored in Russia  It could have been a heart- warming American success story. Born and raised in Iowa, George Koval graduated from Sioux City’s Central High School in...