Civil War

CSM James Williams (U.S. Army Retired) joined the segregated Buffalo Soldiers in 1950. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Buffalo Soldier Says Confederate Flag Is “A Disgrace To Blacks And What They’ve Done For This Country”

When he joined the Buffalo Soldiers in 1950, Sargeant Major James Williams says they could not eat, sleep, or drink with the white soldiers. This segregated U.S. Army regiment was active from 1886-1951.

WAOK-AM–07/30/2015

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South Carolina Lawmakers Begin Debate Over Confederate Flag

South Carolina lawmakers on Monday began debating whether to bring the Confederate flag down outside the Capitol, starting with a pair of senators — one white, one black — whose families arrived in the state before the Civil War.

07/06/2015

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Civil War Sites To Visit In Virginia This Summer

Want to explore some of the most historic sites in U.S. history? Check out this list of the top civil war sites in Virginia from Carlo DeVito, author of “Mrs. Lee’s Rose Garden.”

05/29/2015

A statue of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America, inside the Lincoln Memorial at Washington DC. (Photo by Terry Chambers/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

University Of Alabama Librarians Uncover 2 Letters From Abraham Lincoln

University of Alabama librarians have uncovered two letters written by President Abraham Lincoln.

08/18/2014

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Best Destinations For The Wine Lover’s Vacation

While Napa Valley deserves to be mentioned on any short list of the country’s top wine destinations, there are several other destinations nationwide that are worthy of merit.

06/10/2014

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Explore The South: Sights To Behold In America’s Southern Region

Featuring many of America’s oldest cities, superb food, refined beauty and world famous attractions, the South has something to offer for all walks of life.

05/13/2014

Preston Singleton (L) of Bethlehem, Georgia sits on the sea wall while waiting for the funeral service of the H.L. Hunley crew to begin (Photo Credit: Stephen Morton / Getty Images)

Civil War Sub Replica Stuck Beside Interstate

ATLANTA (AP) – A trailer carrying a 40-foot replica of a Confederate submarine to Tennessee for a re-enactment of the Battle of Shiloh blew two tires on an interstate in Atlanta and later headed back […]

03/29/2012

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Civil War Markers Honor Blacks and Women

ATLANTA- (WAOK) Finally some recognition for a long-ignored piece of history. New markers are being placed across Georgia in honor of neglected groups from the Civil War era such as women, blacks and Southerners loyal […]

WAOK-AM–07/15/2011

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NAACP Objects to Marker (Part II)

Atlanta (WAOK)- There is more controversy surrounding the placement of a historical marker commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the burning of Atlanta which signaled the beginning of the end of the war. […]

WAOK-AM–04/13/2011

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NAACP Objects to Marker (Part 1)

ATLANTA (WAOK) Martin Luther King Jr Drive will soon see a commemorative marker that is not sitting too well with local NAACP leaders. To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War a marker will […]

WAOK-AM–04/06/2011