Posts in Tag: civil war
Fort Sumter – Symbol of Hope or Symbol of Hate?
Even though I am a Canadian, I have always been fascinated by the story of the American Civil War and the lessons, learned and unlearned, that came out of that conflict. Estimates of the war dead have always been difficult, but there is no doubt that at least 620,000 men died from wounds, disease or […]
Jefferson Davis Historic Site, Irwinville, Georgia
I’ve just driven into the tiny hamlet of Irwinville, Georgia, aka Nowheresville, looking for the Jefferson Davis Memorial as it’s described on the official state map. What you might ask, has caused me to leave the relative sameness, safety and comfort of I-75 for the unknown backroads of rural Georgia? Isn’t that what the guys […]