While you are marching Lee’s Retreat, also follow the march of Civil Rights

For those of use tracing the Appomattox Campaign “on the road” these are familiar stops: But at several places along that same route, we see trail-blazes and markers of another sort: I’ve mentioned the Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail a few times before.  That marker series highlights sites across southern Virginia which have significanceContinue reading “While you are marching Lee’s Retreat, also follow the march of Civil Rights”

The March on Washington passed through Morris Island 100 years earlier

As I left work yesterday, there was a flurry of activity around the National Mall, Freedom Plaza, open spaces in Federal Triangle, and elsewhere.  A lot of preparation for an anniversary observance – 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington. So why would I bring that up on a Civil War blog?  Oh,Continue reading “The March on Washington passed through Morris Island 100 years earlier”