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By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Sports Writer   DENVER (AP) — The “Holy Grail” of baseball cards, a pristine 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle valued at several million dollars, was delivered to the History Colorado Center on Monday via armored truck for a 72-hour public display.   “I want the community to en…

Franciscan museum in Jerusalem shows life in Jesus’ time By ILAN BEN ZION, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem’s Franciscan friars have opened a new museum filled with artifacts related to daily life in Jesus’ time. The Terra Sancta Museum’s new wing, built into the ruined remains of…

“A West Coaster’s Experience of Confederate Memorial Day” by Nils Skudra On May 10th of this year, I had the opportunity to attend the annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Green Hill Cemetery in Greensboro, North Carolina. I recently graduated with my Master’s Degree in History from t…

Dig it: Archaeologists scour Woodstock ’69 concert field By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good…

By: Tara Auter   Around sixty-five people gathered in a rural Vermilion County, Illinois cemetery for the unveiling and dedication of a military tombstone at the previously unmarked grave of Sergeant John W. Simpson of the 14th Virginia Cavalry on April 21st.   The stone placed on his grave …

Norfolk Light Artillery Blues Offer Firing Demonstration at MTA By Bob Ruegsegger Comparative artillery firing demonstrations have been part of Military Through the Ages at Jamestown Settlement for decades. The artillery pieces fired by representative re-enactment units generally range from …

From snipers to moms: World War II exhibit focuses on women   By SARAH BETANCOURT, Associated Press   NATICK, Mass. (AP) — The terrors of World War II impacted most of the world’s women, both on the home and battlefronts.   A new exhibition opening Friday at the International Museum of World…

NEW YORK (AP) — As part of its collection of Babe Ruth items, the Baseball Hall of Fame says it has the bat the slugger used to hit his then-record 60th home run in 1927. A private collector also claims to own the bat, and he’s selling it at auction. PSA/DNA, one of the leading

By William S. Connery Special to the Civil War Courier   Hundreds of re-enactors depicting armed forces from the fifth century B.C. to modern times came together on Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18, 2018, for Jamestown Settlement’s “Military Through the Ages” event in Williamsburg, Virgi…

  By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A French historian who was a recognized expert on the D-Day invasion was sentenced to 364 days in prison for stealing dog tags and numerous other relics of U.S. servicemen whose planes crashed during World War II, officials said Tuesday.…

By CARRIE ANTLFINGER and JEFFREY SCHAEFFER, Associated Press   BUYSSCHEURE, France (AP) — It is early afternoon on a spring day in 1944. On a French farm 20 miles from the English Channel, two young brothers tend the cows — perhaps they goof off a bit — as their father brews beer.   Then a plane

The start of the Hospital Stewards was very simple. These were soldiers who were assigned to help an army surgeon or assigned to a hospital. There was no medical training or requirements except to learn on the job. In April, 1777, a “Hospital Steward” (Medical NCO) was allowed for every hund…

Wreckage of ship blown apart in WWII found, offering closure   By BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press   JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The recent discovery of the USS Juneau in the depths of the South Pacific has provided some closure to people with connections to the ship, which was blown apart during Wo…

  By Larry S. Weatherford   The organizer of an event at the Historic David Stewart Farm June 29th and 30th, and July 1st said that the 155th Battle of Gettysburg “A Living History” will focus on education and historical accuracy. According to Harry Sonntag, “This event is being held because…

Bones found in 1940 seem to be Amelia Earhart’s, study says   By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer   NEW YORK (AP) — Bones found in 1940 on a western Pacific Ocean island were quite likely to be remains from famed aviator Amelia Earhart, a new analysis concludes.   The study and other eviden…

Published in the Northern Neck Newspaper on May 28, 1970   Doctors no longer advise mother-to-be to “eat for two.” But they also are reexamining the more recent dietum that a women should keep her weight to a minimum and not exceed a gain of 20 pounds during pregnancy. Advocates of higher we…

Washington snipped here? College says it found prez’s hair   By MARY ESCH, Associated Press   SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York’s Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words “Washington’s hair.”   A l…

The Rose of Arlington Mary Randolph Custis Lee By Janice Busic Forward by Dave Chaltas     It is said that behind every good man is a great woman. There is no doubt that Robert Edward Lee would be the first to say stand by this statement. He sung the laurels of his beloved wife

Supplying the Wounded of Georgia by Trevor Steinbach When the Southern states seceded from the Union, they faced an immediate dilemma. Their troops would need to be supplied with supplies for their hospitals. States’ rights came into play immediately. In the North the Sanitary Commission and…

Burnished in history: How an AP photo showed the cost of war   By DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press   FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Dallas Brown can still see the bullets coming for him 50 years later, smacking into the dirt at his feet as north Vietnamese soldiers fired on his platoon during an ambush deep

Egypt says 4,400-year-old tomb discovered outside Cairo   By MENNA ZAKI   CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the country’s famed pyramids at the Giza plateau just outside Cairo, the Antiquities Ministry said Saturday, the latest discovery that aut…

St. Augustine man finds Civil War-era mortar in yard   AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man digging in his backyard discovered what local officials believe is a Civil War-era explosive.   The St. Augustine Record reports that the man was digging a grave for his dog when he found a rusty cann…

Mary Ashton Rice Livermore – Sanitary Agent & Suffragette by Trevor Steinbach “Above the titles of wife and mother, which, although dear, are transitory and        accidental, there is the title human being, which precedes and out-ranks every other. “ Mary Livermore Mary Ashton Rice (Liv…

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Researchers say remains of a wooden ship found embedded in mud in a river delta in southwestern Alabama may be the Clotilda, the last vessel to bring slaves to the United States nearly 160 years ago.   The wreck, which is normally covered by water in the lower Mobile-Tens…

Developer halts plans after likely Civil War graves found By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Developers halted plans Friday for a sprawling entertainment and residential complex in Tennessee after archaeologists discovered what they believe are graves on a site nea…

Shiver me timbers! New signs pirates liked booty _ and books By MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press   RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dead men tell no tales, but there’s new evidence that somebody aboard the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship harbored books among the booty. In an unusual find, researchers have…

By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The curator of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum wasn’t exactly sure what would be found: records indicated five display boxes long used to exhibit captured British flags from the War of 1812 actually concealed more banners underneath. But n…

A CIVIL WAR FORT IN MICHIGAN By John A. Braden In 1861, four Michigan regiments rendezvoused at Fort Wayne. Not Fort Wayne, Indiana, but what is now called Historic Fort Wayne on the south side of Detroit. The Fort was established in 1845 at the narrowest point of the Detroit River to guard …

Christmas at the Generals General Longstreet Museum Russellville, TN December 10, 2017 by David Chaltas   They walked on the sacred soil where their ancestors had trod. Each step leading to the house of antiquity carried a memory of someone else who had gone before. Inside the house, the flo…

Faces of war: Who are the men in soldier’s WWII sketches? By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press   SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Before the Army’s 27th Infantry Division was decimated in a bloody World War II battle, Stan Dube sketched portraits of his fellow soldiers. The 17 drawings were forgot…

  Christmas at the Generals General Longstreet Museum Russellville, TN December 10, 2017 by David Chaltas   They walked on the sacred soil where their ancestors had trod. Each step leading to the house of antiquity carried a memory of someone else who had gone before. Inside the house, the f…

They walked on the sacred soil where their ancestors had trod. Each step leading to the house of antiquity carried a memory of someone else who had gone before. Inside the house, the floors seemed to whisper names of those known but to God that had crossed over the worn planks. The walls con…

WWII-era vessel gets some TLC from Pennsylvania farmers   By JEFF HIMLER, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review   BOLIVAR, Pa. (AP) — Rus Davies and Greg Clark have never served in the military, but each has taken a turn piloting a 3,000-ton retired Navy landing vessel. For the past two years, the frien…

Christmas at the Generals General Longstreet Museum Russellville, TN December 10, 2017 by David Chaltas   They walked on the sacred soil where their ancestors had trod. Each step leading to the house of antiquity carried a memory of someone else who had gone before. Inside the house, the flo…

How the attack on Pearl Harbor shaped America’s role in the world Peter Harris, Colorado State University   (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)   Peter Harris, Colorado State University (THE CONVERSATION) The bombi…

“Candy Pulls,” “Candy Parties” or “Molasses boilings” were common pastimes in the mid 1800s during the cold winter months. Groups of friends would gather around a pot of boiling molasses or other concoction and wait until it formed threads when a spoonful was dripped in cold water. They woul…

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Artifacts from King Tut’s tomb are going on tour next year to mark the upcoming 100th anniversary of the discovery of the Egyptian pharaoh’s resting place.   The California Science Center says the exhibit, “KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh,” will go on view at the…

By KRISTEN DE GROOT, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philip Mead was online late one night in May, looking for possible artifacts from the American Revolution, when a painting up for auction caught his eye and got his heart racing. The chief historian at the American Revolution Museum h…

Battle of Franklin Trust’s Eric A. Jacobson and dignitaries speak on significance of historic preservation FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Franklin’s Charge dedicated three 3-inch Ordnance rifles at Carter Hill Battlefield Park on Nov. 10 after raising funds to secure the authentic artillery pieces. Battl…

  The annual banquet of the Northumberland Young Farmers again highlighted this year with the naming of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Vanlandingham of Lottsburg as their farm family. They were awarded a lovely silver Revere bowl from the Callao Feed Service and a $50 savings bond from the Bank of Vir…

  By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press   ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly 75 years after Brig. Gen. Kenneth Walker disappeared during a bombing mission over a remote Pacific island, his son is pushing for renewed interest in finding the crash site of the highest-ranking recipient of the Medal of Hono…