American Civil War (1861-1865)

Top 10 News For Veterans-March 10,2012

Top 10 News For Veterans-March 10,2012

There are hundreds of shipwrecks along North Carolina’s treacherous coast, and some, like those of the ironclad USS Monitor or the Blackbeard flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge, are nothing short of famous. But that of the hapless Civil War blockade runner Modern Greece, which sits just beyond the surf near Fort Fisher, is in many ways the most important of all.

Top 10 News For Veterans-March 2,2012

Top 10 News For Veterans-March 2,2012

Starting in April, the Army will send scores of 18-soldier teams throughout Afghanistan to train and advise Afghan soldiers and police, groups that have increasingly turned their guns on the international troops working with them.

Top 10 News For Veterans-November 11,2011

Top 10 News For Veterans-November 11,2011

Help these homeless veterans by creating a food or clothing drive and coordinating with a local VA homeless program to get the items to these veterans in need.”

Top 10 News For Veterans-August 30,2011

Top 10 News For Veterans-August 30,2011

American Legion hosts President Obama Tuesday in Mpls.. KARE “One of the problems we’ve seen is that returned veterans in many cases don’t know about our Workforce Centers or choose not to use them,” Barb Riley of the state Dept. of Veterans Affairs told KARE. “We’re working to collaboration with DEED and …

Top 10 News For Veterans-August 22,2011

Top 10 News For Veterans-August 22,2011

Naples Daily News Investigators from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office with real military backgrounds checked their fatigues, asking why one had a Veterans Affairs health-care tag clipped on, and the other had no markings at all. The line of questioning followed a new …

Balloon Reconnaissance Marks 150th Anniversary

Balloon Reconnaissance Marks 150th Anniversary

The intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support critical to operations in Afghanistan got its start 150 years ago this month, when a balloonist showed then-President Abraham Lincoln how a gas-filled balloon could help the Union Army prevail in the Civil War.

Links to a bygone era: Fewer than 100 kids of veterans of conflict remain; 6 in Tennessee

At 98, Brown’s part of an exclusive group – the surviving children of Civil War soldiers, removed by a single generation from the nation’s bloodiest conflict. Records show fewer than 100 sons and daughters of the blue and gray veterans remain nationwide. Tennessee boasts four Confederate sons – two in the Knoxville area, including Brown – along with a Union son and daughter.

The South fought to keep slavery, period

“We went to war on account of the thing we quarreled with the North about. I never heard of any other cause of quarrel than slavery. Men fight from sentiment. After the fight is over they invent some fanciful theory on which they imagine that they fought.” — Confederate Col. John Mosby

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