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The Zouaves in the War Between the States

By | 2018-01-15T16:19:13+00:00 December 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The Zouave regiments of both North and South during the War Between the States are depicted in many paintings and pictures. The name and  uniforms were  North African-inspired. There were about 70 volunteer Zouave regiments in the Union army and about [...]

First White House Quilt Visits Quilts in Birmingham

By | 2018-01-15T16:19:13+00:00 September 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

September 10, 2014,  I was privileged to visit the Birmingham Museum of Art with Mary Elizabeth Johnson Huff, Montgomery author and quilt expert, and Ryan Blocker, Textile Curator at the Alabama Department of Archives. We were guests of Graham Boettcher, Ph.D., [...]

Jefferson Davis Book

By | 2015-01-13T02:34:44+00:00 September 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

I received notice that the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia is inviting nominations for an annual competition to honor historical research and writing on life in the Confederate States during the Civil War.If anyone is interested one can [...]

The Confederate Gold – What Became of it?

By | 2018-01-15T16:19:13+00:00 July 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

I am sure there are mysteries surrounding every War, but the disappearance of the Confederate Treasury is a most interesting conundrum. Maybe some of you blog readers have your own theories about what happened to it, and I would love your comments. Lets go [...]

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