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Oct
11
by Pat Young at 1:24 AM
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Crossing: An Opera Composed, written, and conducted by Matthew Aucoin Directed by Diane Paulus

“What is it then between us?”

The question Walt Whitman asks at the opening of this opera, from his great poem Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, recurs throughout the next 90 minutes. What separates and what joins us together as people? In his poem of commuting, what could be...
Oct
11
by lelliott19 at 10:56 PM
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AMUSING INCIDENTS AT SPOTSYLVANIA, VA.
by Wiley Gartivan Johnson for the Confederate Veteran 1893

On the 12th of May, 1864, the hard, all day struggle, when brigade after brigade had been rushed in to regain the ground lost early in the morning, on the spot where dead and wounded men, horses, and disabled artillery told of the deadly strife, where a man, after trying it awhile, if not killed or wounded,...
Oct
11
by Stiles/Akin at 6:41 PM
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Allatoona Pass with photos from Josh Cochran and the Etowah Valley Hisotrical Society

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Oct
11
by Ralph Heinz at 7:16 PM
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3th Kansas Bible.JPG In 1998, my wife and I purchased a Bible stamped on the inside rear cover with the name William P. Dougherty, a private in Co. K, 13th Regiment Kansas Vol. Infantry. With it was all the information from the National Archives about his service. He was born in Vinton County, Ohio and enlisted Dec. 13th, 1862 at Rheas Mills, Arkansas for three years. He was 21 and a blacksmith. He was promoted corporal Sept. 1,...
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