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John Blair House, Colonial Williamsburg<br/>Courtesy Wikipedia

Civil War on Foot: Williamsburg

Williamsburg flaunts its colonial heritage, and rightly so–it served as the capital of the Virginia Colony between 1699 and 1780. But after the state government moved to Richmond in 1780, the old colonial capital fell into decay. Civil War came to its doorsteps in 1862, as part of the Peninsula Campaign, in which General George […]

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John Brown by Augustus Washington 1846-47

Time Travel: In John Brown’s Footsteps

Fanatical abolitionist. Rebel. Martyr. Lunatic. Criminal. People view John Brown in different ways, but one thing is sure: His place was written into history at the dawn of the Civil War, during his brazen attack on the US armory at Harper’s Ferry. Here are some of the places that tell the life story of this […]

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