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."
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Published 6:30 a.m. November 20, 2013
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Published 9:27 p.m. November 7, 2013
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Published 4:56 p.m. October 30, 2013
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Published 6:00 a.m. October 30, 2013
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Published 8:41 a.m. September 17, 2013
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Published 10:06 a.m. September 7, 2013
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Published 11:33 a.m. August 30, 2013
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Published 10:03 a.m. August 26, 2013
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Published 7:32 a.m. August 23, 2013
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Published 8:26 a.m. August 6, 2013
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Published 8:45 a.m. July 17, 2013
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Published 9:37 a.m. July 3, 2013
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Published 8:31 a.m. June 28, 2013
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Published 12:00 p.m. June 17, 2013
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