Monthly Archives: March 2014

150 Anniversary of Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay

By | March 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay, and the Siege of Fort Morgan will be commemorated on August 1-3rd, 2014. This should be an spectacular three-day event. Re-enactors from all parts of the United States will participate. The Battle of [...]

News About National Geographic geotourism mapguide

By | March 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Yesterday I attended a meeting about the new National Geographic Gulf Coast States new Geotourism Map Guide. 341 Alabama places are listed on this new interactive website at www.usgulfcoaststatesgeotourism.com.Lee Sentell, State Tourism Director said "Partnering with National Geographic gives us [...]

April 12, 1865 Civil War Event in Montgomery

By | March 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|

On April 11, 1865  Federal troops known as "Wilson's Raiders" came to Montgomery. The city fathers, having no way to defend the city, agreed surrender. The next day, April 12, the order of Union General James H. Wilson, placing Montgomery under [...]

Annual Civil War Lectures to be Held at Univ AL

By | March 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

On April 5th, 2014 the 18th annual John Caldwell Calhoun Sanders Lecture Series will be held at the University of Alabama, with several speakers giving lectures on the War, Confederate soldiers and the Confederacy. It promises to be a stimulating and informative [...]

Wood Engravings at the First Whiet House

By | March 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|

In our upstairs hall are a group of four framed wood engravings of historic scenes of Montgomery, Alabama at the time of the formation of the Confederate States of America. These four wood engravings came from periodicals of the period. [...]

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