Portraits of Privates

Richard Kirkland and the Myth of Maryes Heights

Throughout the Civil War, there are stories that get told over and over again until they take on a life and validity of their own. Some facts may be stretched, exaggerated, or obscured by its constant retelling, but the essence of it remains intact through the decades. The story of The Angel of Maryes Heights… Continue reading Richard Kirkland and the Myth of Maryes Heights

Civil War Trivia, Portraits of Privates

Civil War and Memorial Day

The definition of memorial is stated as “something, especially a structure, established to remind people of a person or event. Intended to commemorate someone or something.” Most often, this is put within the context of remembering someone who has died or something that was destroyed. It can be a headstone, a plaque, a cross on… Continue reading Civil War and Memorial Day