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Angel Of The Confederacy

Sally Tomkins was the Angel of the Confederacy By DAN DEARTH dan.dearth@herald-mail.com September 14, 2012 While Clara Barton treated the Union wounded on the battlefields of the Civil War, Sally Tomkins ran a hospital for the Confederacy in Richmond, Va. Marilyn Iglesias of Gloucester, Va., portrayed Tomkins on Friday during a re-enactment marking the 150th [...]

Angel Of The Confederacy2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

The Gender Line

Female re-enactor's quest for realism crosses gender lines Sunday, June 25, 2006 KELLI HEWETT TAYLOR News staff writer Three years ago, Hoover native Whitney Hamilton found her calling fighting as a Confederate soldier. A male Confederate soldier. Hamilton, who graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a bachelor's degree in fine arts, now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., [...]

The Gender Line2017-03-25T00:30:34+00:00

Defaced Memorial

Defaced Confederate memorial is part of our history  Monday, February 21, 2005 By SUSAN PAYNTER SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER COLUMNIST We talk a lot in this town about diversity and embracing differences. On Presidents Day, before dashing for holiday markdowns at the mall, we may even rest a beat to reflect on our history. But if the [...]

Defaced Memorial2017-03-25T00:30:38+00:00

Poet Edits Relative’s Diary

St. Louis poet edits Confederate relative's diary September 20, 2012 BY JANE HENDERSON Post-Dispatch Book Editor jhenderson@post-dispatch.com Sarah Lois Wadley knew war was deteriorating when vultures weren't even hanging around to pick at soldiers' bodies. "A carcass may lie for days untouched," she wrote in June 1863. "Those creatures have gone eastward in search of [...]

Poet Edits Relative’s Diary2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Ancestral Pride

Why We Still Revere our Ancestors – and Always Will By Lewis Regenstein Keynote speech at the Georgia SCV's 109th Annual Reunion in Gainesville Thank you very much. I am deeply honored and privileged to be here today [17 June, 2006] at the 109th Reunion of the Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, [...]

Ancestral Pride2017-03-25T00:30:34+00:00

Rare Daughter

Family tree makes her a rarity: Confederate daughter who's black By LEON ALLIGOOD Staff Writer GALLATIN — The birthday greetings piled up in a woven basket in her living room even as the Christmas cards were still arriving. ''Coming from everywhere,'' exclaimed Lillie Harding Vertrees Odom, who turned 90 yesterday. Inside the cards were handwritten [...]

Rare Daughter2017-03-25T00:30:39+00:00

Honor Dead

Women take lead in honoring war dead  Roy Parker June 15, 2006 I am not really old. But isn’t it incredible that I was living back when the last of the Civil War veterans died? When they did, that left only the monuments as tangible remembrances. As a boy, I knew of three of them. [...]

Honor Dead2017-03-25T00:30:34+00:00

Talk on Cuisine

Preaching the gospel of authentic Southern Cuisine Published Wed, Sep 15, 2004 ADVERTISEMENT ERVENA FAULKNER He's "the man behind the kitchen door" when the atmosphere is comfortable in a Georgia homestyle kitchen. It is here where the secrets of authentic Lowcountry cooking! "The man behind the door" can teach in just three hours how to [...]

Talk on Cuisine2017-03-25T00:30:39+00:00

A War Diary

Woman recorded war's fury in her diary By Charles Culbertson/contributor Local historians seeking first-hand accounts of what it was like to live here during the Civil War — and particularly, what it was like to suffer invasion and occupation by Union troops — most often go to the diary of Staunton publisher Joseph Waddell. But [...]

A War Diary2017-03-25T00:30:34+00:00

Place At Table

There's a place at the table for all Nashvillians as Swett's turns 50 Sunday, 09/12/04 | Middle Tennessee News & Information I often tell people it's the most integrated place in Nashville at lunch time. It wasn't that way when it opened in 1954. And the reason wasn't that it was intentionally closed to certain [...]

Place At Table2017-03-25T00:30:39+00:00