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Gone Hollywood

150 years ago today thousands of Richmond residents converged on Hollywood cemetery to decorate the graves of Confederate war dead. Although a riot broke out in Richmond on May 11th, the Times’ HENRICO correspondent emphasized that the city was peaceful … Continue reading

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baseball buddies

Couldn’t we just have played two back in ’61? Or even a best of seven? As much as I dream about duels replacing wars, I know I’m just dreaming. No jousts or David v. Goliath for modern times. Jeff Davis … Continue reading

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2,111 unknown

150 years ago this month the Civil War Unknowns Monument was sealed at Arlington National Cemetery. Although Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs intended the monument to honor Union soldiers, Confederate soldiers were probably also included because all the skeletons were … Continue reading

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