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Military Moms of the Civil War

Erin Lindsay McCabe | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Erin Lindsay McCabe

I was shocked when I learned that during the Civil War, over 200 women served as soldiers all while disguised as men. From the moment I learned of them, I have admired those women immensely. But once I gave birth to my son in 2011, I was struck by overwhelming respect and amazement for the six documented women who did all that and did it while pregnant.

A Tour and Tasting at A. Smith Bowman Distillery

Susan Fogwell | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

I found myself in Fredericksburg, Virginia in mid-January, where I took a complimentary one-hour tour at A. Smith Bowman micro-distillery, home of the...

Belmont: Gari Melchers Home and Art Studio in Virginia

Susan Fogwell | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

There have been art history majors who have visited Gari Melchers 18th century home and studio, who have admittedly never heard of him. For an artist whose paintings are in museum collections worldwide, it's hard to believe Melchers isn't a household name.

A Gettysburg Address Call to Arms -- Health Care Arms

Joseph Cooper | Posted 02.02.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Seven Score and Ten Years Ago, Louisa May Alcott brought forth a collection of letters conceived in her relatively brief service as a volunteer nurse, and dedicated to the proposition that not all military hospitals were created equal.

America's Turning Point: Vicksburg and Gettysburg

Conrad Black | Posted 08.07.2013 | Books
Conrad Black

2013-06-06-Conradbookcover.jpgAfter Vicksburg and Gettysburg, the American aptitude for war would not be questioned again for a very long time. No one except Lincoln and the senior officers of both armies had imagined that the decisive climax of the American constitutional project could be such a noble and terrible combat.

Amish Girl Shot Dead In Buggy By Man Cleaning Gun: Sheriff

AP | Posted 12.21.2011 | Crime

FREDERICKSBURG, Ohio -- A man cleaning his muzzle-loading rifle shot the gun into the air, accidentally killing a 15-year-old Amish girl driving a hor...

Paul Needham

A Food Bank With Flagging Corporate Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Needham | Posted 12.19.2011 | Impact

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Oya Oliver knows exactly what everything costs, from the price of a box of 100 small Slim Jims -- $14.79 -- to her electric bil...

Rick Perry Meeting With Conservative Spiritual Leaders

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry planned to meet with conservative spiritual leaders Friday evening at the home of a longtime political sup...

Waylon, Willie and the Girls

Pam Grout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

Napa Valley, you better watch your back.