Endangered Civil War Battlefields And Other Wars To Be Saved

By |2015-01-13T02:34:44-05:00December 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Congress enacted landmark Legislation this week to preserve America's endangered battlefields, expanding the existing program to provide grants for the acquisition of land at Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlefields. The legislation reauthorizes the Civil War Battlefield Preservation program, a [...]

The Zouaves in the War Between the States

By |2018-01-15T16:19:13-05:00December 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 |2018-01-15T16:19:13-05:00September 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 |2015-01-13T02:34:44-05:00September 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 [...]

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