Thanks to the massive flooding of the Mississippi River, bands of hogs have been forced onto the hallowed ground and cemetery at Vicksburg National Military Park, bringing new devastation. Published 11:16 a.m. January 18, 2012 - Comments
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was moved by the sorrow of his own family and for his nation at war to compose the poem/lyrics for one of the most moving Christmas carols written. Published 4:20 p.m. December 22, 2011 - Comments
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
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 ...Read More
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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."