Legends of the Civil War abound. A famous one credits General Sherman's March to the Sea for the Southern tradition of serving black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. Published 6:21 p.m. December 15, 2011 - Comments
The Magi, or the Three Kings, came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus, following a star. A famous story for hundreds of years, it became a carol during the Civil War. Published 5:20 p.m. December 7, 2011 - Comments
On November 19 the Old Naval Hospital was repopened with some 350 sponsors, donors, friends and potential users meeting at the 8th and G Streets site for the long awaited ceremony. Published 4:49 p.m. November 25, 2011 - Comments
The Gray Ghost rides again as historians and authors gather to examine the exploits of the Confederate who kept the Union at bay in the Blue Ridge area. Published 10:50 a.m. November 18, 2011 - Comments
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Martha Boltz is a frequent contributor to the long running Civil War features in The Washington Times America At War feature in the print and online editions. She has been a regular contributor to the original Civil War Page and its successor page since 1994, and is a civil war buff, historian, and writer. "Someone said that if we don't learn about the past, we are condemned to repeat it," she said, "and there are lessons of all sorts inherent in this bloody four-year period of our country's history." She is a member of several heritage and lineage groups, as well as the Montgomery County Civil War Round Table. Her standing invitation is, "come on down - check the blog - send me your comments and let's have fun with its history and maybe learn something at the same time."