Monday, December 12, 2011

Lack of Northern Civil War Knowledge-- Part 1

From April 17th AP "In North, Civil War sites, events long 'forgotten'" by Russell Contreras.

The grave site of a Union major general sits forgotten in a small cemetery along the Massachusetts turnpike.

A library in a Boston suburb has pieces of the coat Lincoln was wearing when he was shot that is rarely seen.

A monument to one of the first black units is at a busy intersection in front of the Massachusetts statehouse stands rarely noticed.

Southern states are doing a lot more for the Civil War's sesquicentennial. The effort is scant or non-existent in the North.

Massachusetts sent 150,000 troops to the war and was the home of the most radical abolitionists. And yet, the state is doing little to commemorate the war.

More to Come. --Old B-Runner

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