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Civil War Reunions Serving in the Civil War was the defining period in the lives of most soldiers on both sides of the conflict. Not surprisingly, regimental reunions were held for many years afterwards. This is a photo of Confederate veterans meeting in McKinney, Texas sometime during the first decade of the twentieth century. The last major get-together took place in Gettysburg in 1938 where elderly veterans from both armies mingled. From all accounts, it was a moving sight.
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Added: 26th July 2010
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Posted By: Lava1964
Actor with Gone With the Wind opening line dies Fred Crane (pictured on the left), the one-time actor whose Southern accent won him a slot as one of Scarlett O'Hara's beaux and the opening line in "Gone With the Wind," has died. Crane, who played one of the Tarleton twins in the 1939 classic, was 90. His wife, Terry Lynn Crane, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he died on Thursday of complications from diabetes. She declined to give details. The couple lived in Barnesville south of Atlanta, where they owned a registered historic 1846 Confederate home and Civil War hospital which they operated as Tarleton Oaks, a bed and breakfast that they named for his character in the film, Brent Tarleton. The other Tarleton twin was played by George Reeves, who later gained TV immortality as Superman. Born in New Orleans, Crane stumbled into his role on "Gone With the Wind." He was not yet an actor when he accompanied a cousin who wanted to audition for the movie. The casting director liked the 20-year-old's Southern twang, and he wound up being cast.
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Added: 25th August 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
Bloody Wednesday "Overshadowing September 11, 2001, another September day 139 years earlier remains the bloodiest single day in American history. On September 17, 1862, there were more than twice the number of fatalities that were suffered in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon . The number of casualties at Antietam was four times greater than American casualties at Normandy. more American soldiers died at Sharspburg (The Confederate name for the battle) than died in combat in all the other wars fought by this country in the nineteenth century combined:" — James McPherson, historian This day has come to be remembered as Bloody Wednesday Bloody Wednesday Sharpsburg - September 17, 1862 Photos .. Library of Congress The Alexander Gardner Collection John L. Smith http://flickr.com/photos/johnsmith/ Bethany L King http://flickr.com/photos/bethanyking/ and Carol Miller http://flickr.com/photos/cawarfel/ Film Clips "Glory" Tri-Star Pictures Directed by Edward Zwick Clip Editor: Drew McLaughlin http://youtube.com/profile?user=weben... Music Fife and Gun Old Friends Randy Edelman Going Home John Frizzell and Randy Edelman Preformed by Mary Fahl For more on The Battle of Antietam visit: http://www.nps.gov/archive/anti/home.htm http://www.civilwarhome.com/antietam.htm and http://aotw.org/ For information on Civil War Reenactments: http://www.cwreenactors.com/index.php http://www.sutler.net/eventlist.asp and http://www.ncwa.org/ Conceived and produced by Dale Caruso I want to add an additional site that I happened upon after completion and uploading of the project. I highly recommend this ... The Civil War Home Page http://www.civil-war.net/
Tags:     Antietam    Sharpsburg    Civil    War    reenactors    Glory     
Added: 27th September 2008
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Posted By: dalecaruso
Civil War News Trading Cards Civil War News was a set of 88 collectible trading cards issued in the early 1960s by Topps. The set featured the colorful artwork of Norman Saunders, as well as three other artists. The card set was characterized by vivid colors, graphic depictions of violence, death, and blood (card #21 'Painful Death' being a prime example) and exaggerations of warfare. On the reverse, each card contained a brief history of a campaign, battle, or person. The information was presented in newspaper-article fashion complete with a headline. The complete set of cards, including a checklist, was first printed for the American market in 1962 to coincide with the centennial of the Civil War. A similar series with the same artwork was later issued in Canada. A&BC produced the sets in England. The cards came five to a wax pack with a stick of bubble gum. Also included in each package was a facsimile of Confederate paper currency. The original selling price was a nickel per package. Topps later issued the cards in cellophane-wrapped strips.
Tags: trading  cards  Civil  War  News 
Added: 9th February 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
Maudie Hopkins - Last Civil War Widow Maudie Hopkins (December 7, 1914 – August 17, 2008) was an American woman believed to be the last known surviving widow of a Civil War veteran. Born Maudie Cecilia Acklin in Baxter County, Arkansas, she married William M. Cantrell (aged 86) on February 2, 1934, when she was 19. Cantrell had enlisted in the Confederate States Army at age 16 in Pikeville, Kentucky, and served in General Samuel G. French's Battalion of the Virginia Infantry. He was captured in 1863 and was later part of a prisoner exchange. He had had a previous wife, who died in 1929. Cantrell supported Maudie with a Confederate pension of $25 every two or three months. She inherited his home upon his death in 1937 but received no further pension benefits. She remarried later in 1937, and twice thereafter, and had three children. It was not especially uncommon for young women in Arkansas to marry Confederate pensioners for purely financial reasons. In fact, it became something akin to a career choice. To curtail these sham marriages, in 1937 the state passed a law stating that women who married Civil War veterans would not be eligible for widows' pensions. (The law was later amended in 1939 to state that only widows born after 1870 were ineligible for pensions.) Hopkins generally kept her first marriage a secret, fearing the resulting gossip from marrying a much older man would damage her reputation. After researching records from Arkansas and United States Census Bureau data, Hopkins was certified as the last Civil War widow by various historical organizations, most notably the United Daughters of the Confederacy. A spokeswoman for the UDC, Martha Boltz, said at the time that there may be two other unverified widows, one in Tennessee and another in North Carolina, but if they were still alive, they had chosen to remain in anonymity. Hopkins, show here in a photo from 2004, died on August 17, 2008 in a nursing home in Lexa, Arkansas, aged 93.
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Added: 23rd November 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
Lincoln Memorial - Robert E Lee Profile Ever since the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC in 1922, rumors have persisted that a likeness of the great Confederate general Robert E. Lee's profile was sneakily carved into Abe's wavy locks of hair. Those who agree point out what appears to be a nose protruding from the back of Lincoln's head, and noticeable facial features including a familiar Lee-like beard. Moreover, Lee's face would be looking directly toward his pre-Civil War home in Arlington, VA. The idea that sculptor Daniel Chester French might have secretly been a Confederate sympathizer is odd. French was born in New Hampshire in 1850 and was steeped in New England Yankeedom from birth onward. When he began work on the Memorial in 1914, there were still distinct regional animosities in the old northern and southern states regarding the Civil War, so it's difficult to fathom French being an admirer of Lee. The National Parks Service completely dismisses the idea of Lee's profile in the Memorial as merely an urban myth. Still, after seeing the angle of this photo, I'm not so sure I buy the NPS' denial...
Tags: secret  Lincoln  Memorial  Robert  E.  Lee 
Added: 29th May 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Robert E Lee Citizenship Restored - 1975 When General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to General U.S. Grant on April 9, 1865 to effectively end the Civil War, one of the terms of surrender was that Confederate soldiers would have their U.S. citizenships automatically restored. When Andrew Johnson became president following Abraham Lincoln's assassination, he changed the rules slightly. Fourteen special cases had to apply directly to the President to have their citizenships restored. One such case was Robert E. Lee. Lee wrote to President Johnson on June 13, saying in part: "Being excluded from the provisions of amnesty & pardon contained in the proclamation of the 29th Ulto; I hereby apply for the benefits, & full restoration of all rights & privileges extended to those included in its terms. I graduated at the Mil. Academy at West Point in June 1829. Resigned from the U.S. Army April '61. Was a General in the Confederate Army, & included in the surrender of the Army of N. Va. 9 April '65." Consequently, Lee was provided with an Amnesty Oath form, which he filled out, dated October 2, 1865--the same day he was sworn in as president of Washington College in Lexington, VA–-and sent the signed document to the nation's capital. Lee's application was received by Secretary of State William Seward who had no intention of following through with Lee's request. Lee died in 1870 without really knowing his citizenship status. A century passed. In 1970 Lee's application was found by chance by a National Archives clerk who was looking through old State Department files. Since Lee had made the proper application to restore his citizenship, there was no reason to deny it. After Congress made Lee's old application something of a special cause, President Gerald Ford formally restored Lee's citizenship at a ceremony at his former mansion in Arlington, VA on August 5, 1975. Among those on hand for the occasion was Lee's great-great-grandson R.E. Lee V.
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Added: 28th March 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964
Confederate Veterans Give the Rebel Yell This newsreel clip, probably from the early 1930s, shows a handful of aged veterans of the Confederate Army giving the famous 'rebel yell.' As you can see, there was no single type of rebel yell. Many varieties existed.
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Added: 30th March 2015
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Posted By: Lava1964
PC Dukes Of Hazard Tags: PC  Dukes  Of  Hazard  Good  Ole  Boys  Daisy  Duke  Boss  Hogg  Boss  Hog  Jeff  Foxworthy    Bill  Engvall,  Ron  White,  Larry  the  Cable  Guy  Confederate  Flag  Rebel  Flag  Rainbow  Flag  Politically  Correct 
Added: 8th July 2015
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 Funeral for Confederate Submariners On February 17, 1864, the small navy of the Confederate States of America could claim a military first: A submarine sank an enemy ship. The crew of the H.L. Hunley, under the command of George Dixon, achieved the feat of sinking the USS Housatonic in Charleston Harbor, only to mysteriously sink later that same day with the loss of its entire crew of eight sailors. The H.L. Hunley had a short, checkered history. Twice it sank during training operations, killing a total of 13 men--including its namesake inventor who was aboard for the second catastrophe. Both times the hull was raised, repaired and put back into service. The hull of the Hunley was first located in 1995 and was raised in 2000. The remains of the brave sailors were finally laid to rest on April 17, 2004. Thousands of curious but respectful onlookers, dressed in both blue and gray, turned out for the ceremony at Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, SC. Scientists and military historians are still trying to discover exactly why the submarine sank.
Tags: Confederate  submariners  funeral 
Added: 9th November 2015
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