Archive for the ‘Weekly History Wrap-Ups’ Category

Time for the Weekly History Wrap Up. The J.J. Byrne Playground was dedicated this week near the location of the Revolutionary War’s historic Battle of Brooklyn. The remains of Civil War vet, Edgar Lewis, long buried in an unmarked grave, have been reset with a new marker in Hewitt, Minnesota. Norwegian World War II resistance [...]

Friday, and time again for the Weekly History Wrap Up. A new historical marker dedicated in Charlottsville, Virginia details the area’s contribution to the American Revolution. I just passed  through South Michigan on business this week. Great to see that a Civil War re-enactment is scheduled at historic Walker’s Tavern. Associated Press has issued an [...]

Friday all ready? Time for the Weekly History Wrap Up! The NBC show, Who Do You Think You Are, featured Rob Lowe, who found out he descends from a Hessian soldier that was captured at Trenton. Two new Civil War stamps were unveiled this week, commemorating the Battles of New Orleans and Antietam. A vintage [...]

Let’s close the week, with the Weekly History Wrap Up. Who remembers the story of the capture of British Major General Richard Prescott during the American Revolution? Let’s check in on Civil War news from the Memphis Daily Appeal, from 150 years ago. Wisconsin World War II veteran, and former POW, Max Reed, will be [...]

Friday, and time for the Weekly History Wrap Up. Revolutionary War soldier, John McLemore, was recently remembered in a graveside ceremony in eastern Tennessee. What did a Civil War soldiers’ life look like immediately following Lee’s surrender to Grant? Check out an encampment at Appomattox Court House National Historic Park. Better late than never, World [...]

Friday, and time for the Weekly History Wrap Up. How about a memorial to the American Revolution in Beaverton, Oregon? Proving it’s never too late to do the right thing, relatives will be laying to rest the remains of Civil War veteran, Peter Knapp and his wife, Georgiana, at the Willamette National Cemetery this coming [...]

Friday before Spring Break, but still time for the Weekly History Wrap Up. Ralls County, Missouri recently honored Revolutionary War militiaman, James Paris, in a graveside ceremony. Can artifacts speak? Civil War relics tell vibrant stories. The Traveling World War I Exhibit stopped off in Nashville, Tennessee this week. Two more photo albums, documenting the [...]

Yep, time again for the Weekly History Wrap Up. Finally, Colonel William Bratton and his wife, Martha, of Revolutionary War fame, are receiving grave markers in York County, Pennsylvania. Confederate Civil War dead will be honored this weekend in New Braunfels, Texas. Bonds remain strong as World War II veterans continue their relationship to the [...]

It’s opening Friday of March Madness, but still time for the Weekly History Wrap Up. This one’s hitting a little too close to home. Former employees of the old Joslyn Manufacturing plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, are being sought out regarding their exposure to radiation. Workers extruded uranium billets into rods for the Manhattan Project [...]

TGIF, and time for the Weekly History Wrap Up. A conservation group is in negotiations with a local land developer in York, Pennsylvania, attempting to save the site of Camp Security, a Revolutionary War prison camp. A Massachusetts-made Civil War cannon, first confiscated by Confederates, then later liberated by the Union army at the Battle [...]

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