Will the Real Weary Clyburn Please Stand Up

I finally got my hands on a copy of Weary Clyburn’s pension application from the North Carolina Department of Archives and History in Raleigh.  You may remember that over the summer I did a series of posts on this Confederate slave who was to be honored by a local SCV chapter for his “service” to…

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No Cellular Tower at Antietam or Why Gettysburg is not Sacred Ground

The Civil War Preservation Trust has recently released their top 10 most endangered list and it includes Antietam, in part, because of a proposed cellular phone tower that may go up just south of the battlefield.  I sincerely hope that this does not happen, although I have no ill-feelings towards the company responsible for such…

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A Great Day For The Residents Of Gettysburg

Now that I have your attention — Given the news out of Gettysburg surrounding the casino vote I thought it might be worth resurrecting part of an old post. I understand that many people are concerned about the possible fallout surrounding a casino so close to the battlefield. Many of the arguments are legitimate. What…

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