News From Around The South 4/10 to 4/17

News From Around The South 4/10 to 4/17

LOUISIANA: Restoration on Horizon for Civil War Lighthouse If you take a 21/2-mile drive down a bumpy gravel road near the Cheniere LNG terminal, you’ll dead-end at the historic Sabine Pass Lighthouse, which rises 75 feet above the marshy grasses of Southwest...
Rare, Eerie Photos Show Civil War Life

Rare, Eerie Photos Show Civil War Life

On April 12, 1861, the bloodiest conflict in American history began when Confederate forces attacked a Union-controlled fort in South Carolina. It was the first act of aggression mounted by the Confederacy, which had formed just a few months earlier. At the time,...
Housewives of Richmond

Housewives of Richmond

The women of Richmond were hungry, and so were their children. In April 1863, the Civil War had been raging for two years. A hard winter gave way to a reluctant spring, and food was scarce. The war had disrupted planting throughout Virginia, troop movements filled the...
News From Around the South 4/3 to 4/10

News From Around the South 4/3 to 4/10

VIRGINIA: Candidate for Governor Says Nothing Racist About Confederate Flag Virginia gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart, a Republican, embraced the Confederate flag and Virginia’s history of defending slavery on Saturday, using multiple phrases that indicate his...
Last Confederate Victory in NC

Last Confederate Victory in NC

I was asked by Ray Barber if I would like to go up and see Fort York. My immediate answer was, “Yes. When?” Barber is a native of New York who was drawn to Salisbury because of his interest in local history, military history and Civil War history. He  works countless...