Tag Archives: Civil War

Longwood, An Unfinished Dream

An Oriental Villa for Natchez Longwood was designed by Philadelphia architect Samuel Sloan for Haller and Julia Nutt, Mississippi natives and members of Natchez’s cotton  planter elite. Construction of the grand, octagonal edifice began in 1860 but was halted in … Continue reading

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The Words That Remade America

This is the only photograph of President Lincoln at the cemetery dedication.   It is thought that due to the brevity of his remarks, other photographers had no time to set up their  equipment.   The bloodiest battle of the … Continue reading

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Virginia History. . . . . . . My History

I am a Virginian by birth and heart. My high school was Robert E. Lee High School named for the great Confederate general.  My grandmother’s family members owned slaves and my ancestors fought in the Civil War for the Confederate … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

November 19, 2013 is the 150th anniversary of the two minute speech of President Abraham Lincoln. The occasion was the dedication of part of the Gettysburg Battlefield as a National Cemetery.  The battle at Gettysburg had happened 4 months before … Continue reading

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Same Old Question

   Last week, I was pretty much focused on the situation in Cairo and the millions of people demonstrating for freedom.  Ironically, it was also the 150 year anniversary  of  the Battle of Gettysburg. This was a time in the … Continue reading

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