Tag Archives: Stonewall Jackson

Conspiracies at VMI

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The Virginia Military Institute’s (VMI) 1914 class ring, above center, features the scimitar, crescent and star of the Shriner symbol.  Why the Shriners?  Only Dan Brown knows.  The receptionist at the VMI Museum, where we saw it, didn’t.  The museum features a display of each … Continue reading

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Robert E. Who?

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It’s a very rare place, in the American South, where Robert E. Lee is an afterthought.   If there is such a place, it would be Lexington, Virginia.  Sure, Lee – and his horse, Traveller —  are buried there.  But Lee … Continue reading

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Stone Walls at First Manassas

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When Congressmen and local residents heard, in 1861, that there was going to be a battle between the Union and the Confederates at Manassas (I guess covert operations on both sides weren’t what they could have been), they gathered up their … Continue reading

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