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  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- February 2011

    Great Civil War Maps Now Available Online The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is releasing nearly 400 war–related maps, charts and documents in time for the Sesquicentennial. The collection, named “Charting a More...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Letter from the Editor- June 2011

    In the Eye of the Beholder We knew full well when we commissioned a story about the “best and worst” monuments at Gettysburg that we were opening up a can of worms (see P.42). Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say, and...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Letters from Readers- August 2011

    Gettysburg Monuments I loved Kim O’Connell’s June 2011 article about the best and worst Gettysburg monuments. While I heartily agree that the Irish Brigade monument is one of the best, for me the most poignant is the “Friend to...

  • AMERICA'S CIVIL WAR MAGAZINE

    Conversation Piece: Faulty Tower

    In one of those ironic twists of history, a monument erected to honor Confederate troops who fought at the December 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg somehow now bears the name of a Union general....

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam Letter from the Editor- December 2012

    Beyond The Wall Few, if any, comparisons can be made to the monument that has occupied a corner of the National Mall for three decades now. Words fail to adequately convey the transformative and restorative power emanating from the...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    Vietnam News -December 2012

    Newly Discovered Vietnam Monument Baffles Pennsylvania Community A monument dedicated on Nov. 11, 1966,“to the men of Delaware County for their valiant service in Vietnam” was recently discovered beneath brush in an old bank parking...

  • American History Magazine

    Gazette- American History February 2012

    How Could Jefferson Live With Himself? Call if a founding flaw: a developing nation declares that all men are created equal, but allows slavery. That contradiction, personified by Thomas Jefferson, will be examined in a new exhibition...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Past and Present- CWT April 2012

    Ongoing Fight to Save Franklin Battlefield A $960,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation will help reclaim the battleground in Franklin, Tenn., where on November 30, 1864, 30,000 Federals under Maj. Gen. John M....

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Past and Present- CWT October 2012

    Dred Scott Statue Commemorates Historic Fight for Freedom On June 8, St. Louis, Missouri, became home to the nation’s first statue of Dred Scott, the slave whose failed legal battle for freedom helped set the stage for the looming...

  • World War II Magazine

    Civil War Times- Letter from the Editor December 2012

    Blue Highways William Least Heat-Moon’s book Blue Highways: A Journey Into America chronicled his journey across the country on secondary roads, which are shown in blue on paper maps. I recently traveled blue highways as I drove across...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- August 2012

    Eisenhower Family Opposes Grand Memorial Design for a ‘Modest’ Man What sounded at first like a dream match-up—a renowned architect designing a memorial to a beloved president and war hero—has descended into a nasty spat over the...

  • HistoryNet

    Dispatches- Armchair General July 2013

    Afghan War Medal of Honor Former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Clinton L. Romesha became the fourth living recipient of the Medal of Honor for the Afghanistan War when President Barack Obama presented him the United States’ highest valor...

  • CIVIL WAR TIMES MAGAZINE

    Empty Pedestals: What should be done with civic monuments to the Confederacy...

    From Charlottesville, Va., to New Orleans, La., the removal of Confederate statues from public spaces and the debates over their removal are making national news. Numerous other Southern communities, large and small, are reconsidering the...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam-News April 2013

    Obama Taps John Kerry to Lead State; Chuck Hagel, Defense President Barack Obama has nominated Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to become secretary of state, and former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense. The nominations of the...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News June 2013

    Hagel Survives Close Combat Again, This Time in Congress After one of the most controversial and bruising Senate confirmation battles ever for a secretary of defense, by a vote of 58 to 41, decorated Vietnam War veteran and former Nebraska...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam Book Review: All They Left Behind

    All They Left Behind: Legacies of the Men and Women on The Wall by Lisa A. Lark, M.T. Publishing Company, 2012 A question posed by a student on Memorial Day 2010, requesting more information on a particular soldier whose name is on the...