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Union cockade on horse collar.

Patriotic cockades and the Civil War

Posted on July 3, 2015 at 8:42 am

Our informant, though himself an owner of negroes, and an advocate of the institution of Slavery, was twice fired at for wearing a Union cockade. A man in Florida who openly protests loyalty to the Union, is called an Abolitionist, and is lucky if he escapes being lynched. (i) This quote from the New York Times on February 4, 1861 shows the serious view people had of cockades during the

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Heather Persetic, Steve and Lisa Linsey.

Governor and Mrs Helm: Becoming a 19th century politician

Posted on June 19, 2015 at 10:05 am

Governor Helm So, you want to be a reenactor. What do you need to do next? My wife, Lisa, and I have been asked to explain why we chose to portray Governor John L. Helm and his wife, Lucinda Barbour Hardin Helm, in our 19th century impression, and to explain how we approached and followed through developing that presentation. We began thinking about reenacting as a hobby while attending the

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  • The Gentleman’s Corner

    Posted on June 11, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Companion

    Chair by the fire…. Civilian male re-enactors are a different breed and a little bit rare. In the eyes of the public, Civil War re-enactors are soldiers of either strong Union Northern aggression, or treasonous secessionists. Soldiers, once they acquire their traps (musket, leather gear, uniform, mucket, canteen, canteen half, fork, knife, spoon, hardtack, coffee beans, blanket and brogans, their copy of Hardee’s or Casey’s manual), are set. A civilian

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  • Did she or didn’t she? Molly Tynes, Southwest Virginia’s Paul Revere

    Posted on June 1, 2015 at 7:49 am

    The grave of Molly Tynes in the Jeffersonville Cemetery, Tazwell, Virginia.

    For over 120 years, the story of Mary Elizabeth “Molly” Tynes has lain unnoticed and almost unrecognized beyond the mountains and smoky “hollers” of southwest Virginia. According to local legend, Molly was instrumental in saving the town of Wytheville and the Virginia Tennessee Railroad tracks leading from Saltville through Wytheville and into the Valley of Virginia. She did this by riding ahead of an approaching Yankee expedition and warning the

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Antebellum Academy June 22-26, 2015 at Oaklands Museum, Murfreesboro, TN

Posted on June 9, 2015 at 1:09 pm

Young ladies learning the ways of a true southern belle. For more information contact James Manning at (615) 893-0022 or jwm@oaklandsmuseum.org.

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  • Tea & Book Signing, May 30, 2015, Garfield Farm Museum

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 9:08 am

    For more information, call (630) 584-8485 or email info@garfieldfarm.org. May 30, 2015 1-3 pm join Ann Brack Johnson for a book signing of “Angie of Garfield Farm” at the 1860′s homestead of Angeline Garfield Harvey at 1N370 LaFox Road in LaFox, Illinois. Donation of $5 per adult, $2 for children under 13 years of age.

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  • Sallie’s Sunday Brunch, May 17, 2015, Oaklands Historic House Museum, Murfreesboro, TN

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 9:26 am

    For information, contact Raina van Setter (615) 809-4776 or email events@oaklandsmuseum.org. Looking for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day? They are having a brunch on the porch of the mansion. Gathering time at 10:30, brunch will be served at 11 on the antebellum verandah. Following your meal, guests are invited to partake in the lovely tour of the mansion. Adults $30, Children 3-6 $10. Children 2 and under are free.

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The 19th Virginia Is Recruiting in NJ, DE and PA

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 10:36 am

The 19th Virginia is recruiting - Calling all rebels from NJ DE and PA to this family friendly, educational and highly authentic group. Celebrating 20 years defending The Old Dominion!!! For more information, contact Christopher Weber (856) 405-7877 or email RebelWeber@gmail.com.

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  • 2nd Maryland Regiments Looking For New Recruits

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 10:35 am

    2nd Maryland Regiments, Company B, CSA is looking for new recruits to fill our ranks! For more details go to www.2ndmarylandcsa.weebly.com. See you out in the field.

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  • Sesquicentennial

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Universities, Colleges and institutions are developing exciting new websites for the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The Civil War Courier, Camp Chase Gazette and the Citizen’s Companion are pleased to list these websites to provide you a unique glimpse in time at the events that shaped our nation.  Email ‘your website’ information to cwcadmin@lcs.net and we will include on our site.

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