Tag Archives: Civil War

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge – Two

Two Photos, Two Sides, the Threat of Two Nations There was a time—150 years ago–when the United States nearly became (or was briefly, according to some) two nations. Reenactments like these recreate the two sides, and this is probably the … Continue reading

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Mariners’ Museum Part 1 – The Monitor Center

A Rude Awakening I last visited the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia, in 1957—in conjunction with the 350th anniversary of the Settlement at Jamestown. I have only vague memories of what the museum actually looked like then, and have … Continue reading

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The Batteries of Fort Pickens

Introduction Exploring places like Fort Pickens, i.e., post-Civil War coastal defense installations that are distributed around the coast line of the United States made me realize how fortunate we have been, especially since World War II. Most of our coast … Continue reading

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Pensacola Lighthouse – Marine Lighthouse Saves Airliner

Several years ago, while working in New Jersey, I developed a photographic interest in lighthouses—since New Jersey has a dozen or more interesting and accessible lighthouses. Consequently, I could not pass up an opportunity to see the Pensacola Light House, … Continue reading

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Fort Pickens, Florida – 118 Years and Two Battles

To suggest that Fort Pickens Campground on Santa Rosa Island, part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, offshore from Pensacola, Florida, is a well-kept secret may not be accurate—there were many visitors and campers there—but it was certainly new to … Continue reading

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You Are Invited to Come Camping…

…or A Shameless Plug! The overall point of my blog postings is to share stories and incite discussion, depending on the topic. With this essay, however, I want to invite you to visit, either in person or online, where we … Continue reading

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