Pages tagged with Civil War

Sergeant Gabriel Horton leads a well-trained company of civil war soldiers through the mess and mires of battle. Horton, an unrecognized hero, suffers with his men over the heartlessness, pain, and torture of war.
How did Thanksgiving in America end up being in late November and why is it on a Thursday? There had been a long tradition of individual colonies declaring days of Thanksgiving, and after that there were states that celebrating on their own, but aren't almost all Secular Holidays from...
West Virginia was probably the most unique state in America during the Civil War. Even its historical war stats make it unique. According to the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission (CWSAC), there were 15 battles in the state of West Virginia during the Civil War. But were there?
“What is right and what is practicable are two different things.”—James Buchanan Although much has been written about Presidents Lincoln and Davis, and Generals Grant and Lee, little has been written about President Buchanan and his involvement in the Civil War.
Stars are added to the American flag when a new state is admitted to the Union and, by an Act of Congress in 1818, that date is the July 4 following the date of admission. So, how many stars were on the American flag on July 4, 1861?
The foreboding dirt road that leads you directly to the area where the restless spirits suffer in silence can be found just off of Haven Beach Road. The desolate path leads unsuspecting visitors straight to what the town's people refer to as the Old House Woods. This particular locati...
We frequently see flag draped caskets come back to the United States. But, an ocean away are over 20,000 Americans that were never returned to the states. Among them are 45 pairs of brothers.
This jam packed how-to-guide predicts the future of your history tour although you never know exactly what you might come across along your journey into a time before your own. Learn the path of local legends and necessary haunts.
2015 is going to be a major year, not only for its own self, but for its symbolic connection to other years.
The Westminster Burial Grounds is considered to be one of the most haunted cemeteries in the United States, and it is occupied with famous and restless walking corpses from generals and mayors to influential businessmen and writers. Edgar Allan Poe is spotted in the haunted cemetery e...
The Boston Commons is well known for being haunted since public hangings were held there regularly up until 1817, and there have been many reports of ghostly sightings over the years. A small cemetery nearby has been reported as having three different spirits, the most predominant one...
Witness one of the most famous supernatural events in American history. Known to most as "Lincoln's Phantom Train", the hauntingly eerie and intriguing event begins in Washington D.C. and slowly travels through 180 cities that includes Baltimore, Maryland, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ...
Some of the largest and most beautiful castles are located in Europe, but the United States has its fair share of these elegant fortresses that some people call home.
The Martha Washington Hotel & Spa, located in the historic district of Abingdon has been dubbed one of the most haunted buildings in the entire state of Virginia, giving the antique monument an important role in keeping ghost hunters on their toes.
One of the most haunted inns in Iowa invites guests to experience the paranormal activity firsthand.Dark shadows can be seen across the rooms as you sit quietly and watch. Voices from afar can be detected by the human ear and have been caught by electronic voice phenomenon equipment. ...
When choosing to stay at a haunted full-service hotel, you might as well pick one that is considered the most haunted in the state, and if you just happen to be in Selma, Alabama, that lodging would be the St. James Hotel. Despite the paranormal activity, the popularity of the hotel s...
It is no secret that Pittsburgh is one of the most haunted cities in the United States, especially when you look at Pennsylvania's colorful past of wars, catastrophes, political figures and various industries that built the steel city into the economical powerhouse that it is today. T...
Galveston is home to many haunted locations and the ghosts continue to dwell in what is considered to be one of the most haunted cities in the nation. The Travel Channel has featured many of these haunted sites on their show “America’s Best Ghost Stories” and the Discovery Chann...
Historic Jonesborough is not only haunted, it is one of the states more historical towns due to its age. Nestled deep in the Appalachian Mountains, the history and ghost tales go back deep into the eighteenth century, and ghost tours are a popular part of the town’s charisma. Many o...
When Alexander became king of the kingdom of Macedonia in 336 BC, he was only 20. Despite his youth, he immediately embarked on a military campaign that won him the greatest empire the world had ever seen and earned him the title “Alexander the Great”.
The ancient kingdom of Macedonia lay in the northeast part of Greece. In Classical times, most Greeks regarded it as a culturally and politically backward place, inhabited by people who were little better than barbarians. They would scarcely have believed it would be possible that, in...
Photography, a new invention in the mid-1800s, made possible a new career during the American Civil War--photojournalism. Keep reading to see how it came to be and who actually took all those pictures. Updated from my HISTORICALLY YOURS columns which appeared in the Boonville Daily ...
On occasion of the 78 aniversary of Federico García Lorca´s assasination in Granada at the start of the civil war.
October is a month that just naturally bursts with whimsical and bewitching activities, not to mention things that go bump in the night, and for those who love these fanciful, scary events, look no further then the Cashtown Inn in Cashtown Pennsylvania where Halloween is a featured at...
The inn was established in 1727. The Logan Inn is among five of the oldest continuously running inns in the United States and the owners gladly welcome all who wish to come and investigate the paranormal activity or anyone who just wishes to unwind to a relaxing evening of great hospi...
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