Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ishmael Day

From Between The Lines by H.B. Smith, 1911
Barbara Fritchie with a Shotgun: Like fellow elderly Marylander Barbara Fritchie, Ishmael Day became famous for defending the flag from rebel invaders during the Civil War. But Day differs from Fritchie in several respects. Barbara Fritchie probably didn't do what she is famous for doing, and Day used a shotgun. Day was also a veteran of the War of 1812.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

A Civil War Love Story

She was a Confederate Heroine, He was a Union Officer;

Ford Building, 3977 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
  Together They Found a Separate Peace.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wheeling was the Capital of Virginia

Sic Semper Tyrannis -- Liberty and Union

During the Civil War, the capital of Virginia was the city of Wheeling in the northern panhandle of what is now West Virginia.