Categories: Historical exhibits
Tags: Dahlgren gun, Mariner's Museum, Newport News, USS Monitor, USS Monitor blog
I had the opportunity, several years ago while an undergraduate at East Carolina University, to see the first major piece of the Monitor brought to the public, when the anchor was finally unveiled after having been treated. Since then, all sorts of things have developed. For those who haven’t been to the Monitor exhibit, it sounds like quite the experience (I haven’t made it myself yet! – Hey, sounds like a potential tour feature of the department encampment next year. What do you think DC Hanlon?).
Yet, to keep track of what’s going on, I did find an interesting blog that focuses specifically on the ship. As of today, the latest post on “goings-on” was made on April 4 and it focuses on the Dahlgren gun site bar. For those who follow the underwritten naval side of the Civil War, this looks like a good place to follow active preservation work in that area.
Categories: Remembrance Day
Tags: Gettysburg, new visitor's center, parade, Remembrance Day, Sons of Union Veterans, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, SUVCW, The Washington Post
From Brother DC Hanlon…
“The lead article in the Style newspaper section of The Washington Post features “At Last, a Gettysburg Redress“. Yes, the play on headline words is clever but the article, itself, is well researched and well written. All the whys and wherefores of this new center are all encased.
Remembrance Day is always memorable and special to the Sons Of Union Veterans. Now you have an additional reason to put it on your calendar as a place to visit, give a speech, march in the parade…and seek out the new visitor’s center.”
Categories: 2008 National Encampment Updates
Tags: 2008 National Encampment SUVCW, Boston, Logan Airport, Manchester, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Peabody
An important item from Brother PDC Hammond…
If you are flying and live near an airport served by Southwest, considering flying intoon Southwest instead of in . Word has it from someone who has friends who fly into the Peabody regularly area for business, that they say is far better than Logan. You are probably going to need to rent a car, no matter where you fly into, so that topic is the same. The distance from either airport is about the same, so again, the issue is a wash. But as far as convenience and ease of use, everyone is saying that, if flying to attend the National Encampment, go to . It’s a much smaller airport, has more convenient passenger services (baggage claim, car rental counter, etc.) and is MUCH better to get in and out of. Logan is renowned for its difficulty getting to and from the airport.
Categories: Technical details about the blog
Tags: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox
As another note of significance regarding the technical aspects of this blog…
If you have a chance to view this with either the Mozilla Firefox browser or the Internet Explorer browser, go with the Firefox option. The aesthetic features of the site prove to be far better with Firefox. Firefox 2 is free to download and use.
Categories: Battlefield preservation
Tags: Battle of South Mountain, Friends of South Mountain State Battlefield, George Alfred Townsend, Maj. Gen. Jesse Reno, September 14 1862, Sgt. Charles Goodwin
The Friends of South Mountain State Battlefield will hold an open house and membership drive Saturday, April 12, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Greenbrier State Park Visitor Center. The Friends of South Mountain State Battlefield originally began as the Friends of Gathland and the Friends of Washington Monument State Parks in 1992. The two groups later merged to form the new organization shortly after the creation of the State Battlefield in 2000. Since that time, the group has been active in assisting the battlefield staff in the preservation and interpretation of the battlefield.
Some of the accomplishments of the Friends have been the installation of interpretive markers at Gathland State Park telling of the life of Civil War correspondent George Alfred Townsend, additional interpretive markers describing the Battle of South Mountain, printing of interpretive materials and the acquisition of several important artifacts.
The most recent acquisition was the pistol carried by Sgt. Charles Goodwin during the battle. Sgt. Goodwin was a courier assigned to deliver a message to Maj. Gen. Jesse Reno toward the end of the Sept. 14, 1862 battle. Sgt. Goodwin was with Maj. Gen. Reno when the general was mortally wounded on the field.
Sgt. Goodwin grabbed the reins of the general’s horse and led it off the field so the Confederates wouldn’t capture the general. Reno would die later that evening from his wounds.
The full article is at:
http://www.herald- mail.com/ ?cmd=displaystor y&story_id= 190756&format= html