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Brian Willson: Preserving History through Fonts

In a post earlier this month about the Teschen Table, I waxed lyrical about the gorgeous handwriting of Carl Gottfried Nestler, the Dresden engraver Johann-Christian Neuber commissioned to write the booklet that identified every mineral inlaid in the table top. “Someone needs to make a Nestler font,” said I, “because that handwriting deserves to be [...]

President to award medal to Civil War soldier on Nov. 6

A date for the long awaited ceremony to present the Medal of Honor posthumously to Union Army 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing was announced by the Department of Defense on Monday. On Nov. 6, President Obama will present the medal to two of Cushing’s cousins, Frederic Cushing Stevens III and Frederick Stevens Sater, at the White House. Read full article >>

150th anniversary of Cedar Creek battle this weekend

Organizers of the annual re-enactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek in Middletown, Va. are promising the biggest and best four-day event — Oct. 17 to 20 — in honor of the 150 th anniversary of one of the oddest battles of the war. There were two battles on the same property on Oct. Show More Summary

Possibly a New Feature ~ repiTitiationes

I was thinking it might be useful to post a summary of my Titiationes from time to time … much is done in Twitter now that I used to post here … The equipment of the Roman soldier/marine found on the beach at Herculaneum – sadly not generally on display pic.twitter.com/pYmb2kw2Uh — Adrian Murdoch (@adrianmurdoch) […]

Letters from Gen. Phillips to Gen. Heath Up for Bid

After my mention of the Convention Army yesterday, Boston 1775 reader Christopher Hurley alerted me to the auction on 1 November in Marlborough of six letters related to those prisoners of war.The Skinner auction house describes theShow More Summary

What Passes For Civil War History at Liberty University

Three history professors from Liberty University in Virginia share their thoughts about the causes and legacies of our civil war. According to the department chair the Civil War is best understood as a “civilizational conflict” or “culture war.” Professor Jones acknowledges the centrality of slavery as a cause of the war and highlights its destruction,  […]

Mohawk As The Short Hairstyles For Teenage Guys

Having great style of the short hairstyle for teenage guys will be great thing for the boys. The great hairstyle will increase their confidence to flow their days. Moreover, by the great hairstyle, the boys will have attractive appearance that can make their friends interest with them. Show More Summary

Last chance to see Royal Armoury arms in America

For the past decade, the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, has had the unique distinction of being the only place outside of the UK to have a permanent exhibition of weapons and armour from Britain’s Royal Armouries. In fact, it was the first time any British national museum entered into a long-term collaboration with [...]

“Red Horse Tavern” Reenactment in Sudbury, 1 Nov.

On Saturday, 1 November, Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury will host the annual “Battle of the Red Horse Tavern” reenactment. This event isn’t designed to recreate any specific fight in the Revolutionary War. Rather, it offers a chance...Show More Summary

La Belle exhibit opens at Austin’s Bullock Museum

The wreck of La Belle, one of explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle’s supply ships, is on view to the public now, 328 years after it sank in Matagorda Bay and 17 years after it was recovered from the sea floor. When the 54-1/2-foot frigate went down in a storm in the Gulf of [...]

Reconstruction As a Search For Security

Had a chance earlier today to read the introduction to Mark Summers’s new book on Reconstruction, which is part of UNC Press’s Littlefield Series. The following passage caught my attention: In the end, the search for security helped justice go far beyond what most observers in 1865 expected. Freedom was just the first installment in […]

“The 18th-Century Woman” in Arlington, 28 Oct.

The Arlington Historical Society will host a lecture on Tuesday, 28 October, on “The 18th-Century Woman” by Gail White Usher. This is part of a yearlong series with the theme of “Women’s Work.”The event description is basic:Gain greater...Show More Summary

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 10/26

Stephen Cushman, Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, 2014). Ezra Greenspan, William Wells Brown: An African American Life (Norton, 2014)....Show More Summary

13-angled stone found in Inca hydraulic system

Archaeologists exploring a stretch of the Inca trail network of Qhapaq Ñan that passes through the archaeological site of Incahuasi have discovered a stone cut with 13 angles. The trail is vast, covering 30,000 kilometers and crossing six countries. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site this June, which has drawn new attention to [...]

“Fear in the Revolutionary Americas” at Tufts, 31 Oct.

On Friday, 31 October, the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University will host a one-day conference on the topic “Fear in the Revolutionary Americas, 1776-1865.” [A conference about fear on Halloween? Well played, Tufts University—well...Show More Summary

Weary Clyburn Didn’t Serve the Confederacy, He Survived It

It’s been a week of posts about Weary Clyburn and I suspect many of you would prefer that I move on to something else. Many of the usual suspects in the Southern heritage community believe that I am attacking the memory and good name of the Ms. Mattie Rice. One person in particular compared my […]

Restoration on unique Medusa mosaic almost finished

The only known surviving opus sectile mosaic of Medusa is finally being restored five years after its discovery in the ancient Odeon theater of Kibyra, in southwest Turkey’s Burdur Province. The 1,800-year-old masterpiece of the mosaic arts was unearthed during an archaeological excavation in 2009, but on the advice of Culture and Tourism Ministry experts [...]

Sphinx Head from Amphipolis? Maybe … Maybe Not

The twittersphere was all agog yesterday as the Ministry of Culture released photos of a head found by the archaeologists which is being touted as the heads of one of the headless sphinges guarding the entrance to the tomb at Amphipolis. Here’s the offical photos released by the Ministry Kathimerini’s coverage provides the relevant info […]

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