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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 in 1918 had disapp…

Hundred Oaks Castle in Winchester is a familiar name and place to many area residents, and it still stands, nationally known for its architectural design. It is one of the few surviving structures of its kind. Nationwide, only 13 such buildings have the necessary attributes to be deemed a “c…

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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.

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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.

It’s a quiet celebration; business as usual. The barn on the Historic Daniel Lady Farm in Gettysburg just turned 175 years of age.The German bank barn was built for Daniel and Rebecca Lady starting in the spring of 1842 and completed later that year.

As you descend into a lovely Virginia valley, you are greeted with a breathtaking view.  The valley and villa is surrounded by lovely peaks that once housed several breastworks protecting the salt capital of the Confederacy.  During the weekend of August 18-20, 2017 within this setting, a re…