This framed Confederate manuscript from April 25th, 1864, was written by William Hughes, a Confederate private from Henry County, Kentucky, requesting a transfer to the 1st Regiment Kentucky Cavalry. At the time, Hughes was serving in the 1st Regiment Louisiana Cavalry. Hughes served from the beginning of the war in Virginia to the surrender of the Army of Tennessee at Bennett Place in Durham, North Carolina. He served in 3 regiments throughout the war and survived many brutal engagements, including the Battle of Chickamauga and the entire Atlanta and Carolinas Campaigns. The document was given to us by Eric Mens to be transcribed and the work was done by our archivist, Carol Underwood Bragale, and our social media intern, Ryan Conway. #ManuscriptMonday#Manuscript#CivilWar#PublicHistory#lcfhs#Kentucky#BennetPlace#Chickamauga
При небольшой доле фантазии (или просто благодаря умению медитировать) можно посмотреть на Москву эдак 160-летней давности. У м.Третьяковская, на тихой улочке, находится очаровательный музей-усадьба Островского. А очередная волна урбанистов в московской мэрии принесла в Москву моду на "эко-био-деревенское". Так что по дороге вы встретите уютные "полисадники", в которых можно отдохнуть, вместо газгоряченного асфальта. Если судить по картинам, то это похоже на Москву середины 19 века #публичнаяистория#rupublichistory#publichistory#publichistorymoscow#moscowstreets#музей
What was the purpose of confederate statuary in West Virginia? Well this poem I found in the state archives, by the people who erected it explains their cause:
"be ours the purpose
to enroll CONFEDERACY on shafts of fame
Nor falter 'till we reach the goal
The vindication of the name.
histories must hold the story
Our sons are proud to tell;
Sculptural hands must chisel glory
Where gallant heroes fell.. Wait not till the Lord o'er them
Eir their greatness we portray;
Loyally our hearts adore them,
Our heroes in their hallowed grey." This was written in 1913 and the goal is clear: to rewrite history to glorify their treasonous ancestors
Bertha Todd was born in Sampson County in 1929. She graduated from N.C. Central in Durham and spent 39 years working for the New Hanover school system. She was librarian at Williston High School and in 1968 she was transferred to John Hoggard High School, which had been recently desegregated. She would serve as assistant principal at Hoggard until 1985, when she was transferred to the school's central office. She was credited with providing a voice for minority students and defusing tense situation during the desegregation of schools in Wilmington. She would help desegregate the Wilmington YWCA. The city of Wilmington would name her a living legend in 2016. A StarNews editorial saluted her for using her own money to send five young people, none of them relatives, to college. #WomensHistoryWednesday#WomensHistory#WilmingtonNC#NorthCarolina#PublicHistory#lcfhs#SampsonCounty#NewHanoverCounty
This is a series of photographs from the Salisbury Plain. This was used by the #canadians as a training area during #WWI and #WWIl , and it is still used by the British. Historians often have an emotional connection with the topics they study. Stay tuned over the next few days to see the pictures of this in the field study and it's connection to #amherstburg and where it's heading. Our town's citizens that enlisted during both #world#wars would have walked these grounds before crossing over to Europe and some never to return home.#parkhousemuseum#historyrocks#happycurator#publichistory#remember
John Baptista Ashe was a North Carolina planter, soldier, and statesman. He was born in Rocky Point, Pender County, in 1748. He was the son of Samuel Ashe. During the Revolutionary War he served in the North Carolina Line of the Continental Army, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was present at Valley Forge and fought at the Battle of Eutaw Springs. Ashe was elected to the North Carolina House of Commons and served as Speaker of that body. He was a delegate to the Confederation Congress in 1787. In 1789, Ashe became Chairman of the Committee of the Whole of the State Convention that ratified the U.S. Constitution. That same year he served in the North Carolina Senate. From 1790 to 1793, he served in the first and second United States Congress as a Democratic Republican. In 1802 the North Carolina General Assembly elected Ashe Governor, but he died before he could take office. He is Buried in Halifax, North Carolina. #Archives#WilmingtonNC#NorthCarolina#PublicHistory#lcfhs#PenderCounty#HalifaxNC#RevolutionaryWar
Hey, friends! Take a second to think about this. RMNP is a very important place to us here at the PLHC. We conduct field studies there, send interns there, and have made great connections with the staff and the landscape. Now think about your favorite public land area and what it means to you. We are in a constant struggle between visitor use and protection of the land. Help do your part to maintain that balance!
#Repost @rockynps (@get_repost)
We, the staff and volunteers of Rocky Mountain National Park, do our utmost to protect Rocky and provide you, the visitor, with experiences of a lifetime. But here’s the truth: we can’t do it without you. With over 4.5 million visitors in 2016, the choices each of us makes during our visit add up quickly. What you do while at Rocky truly matters.
Here’s another truth: we know you love Rocky and want to protect it. How do we know? Because you’re reading this! You’ve recognized the beauty of this park enough to learn about and care for it.
How can you help?
Take the Rocky Pledge (see below). You can read it aloud or to yourself, in the park or at home, alone or with friends. All we ask: read it thoughtfully and take it seriously.Encourage your followers to protect Rocky. Share a photo of yourself taking the pledge, encircling something meaningful to you in your hands, or doing something to protect the park to your social media of choice and tag it #rockypledge . If you’re on Instagram, there’s a chance you’ll get hundreds of thousands of eyes on your photo—we’ll regularly repost our favorite #rockypledgeshots !Tell your friends and family: Take the Rocky Pledge! Visit go.nps.gov/RockyPledge to learn more.
Prof Mary Beard is an absolute hero. Not only does she take on the Twitter trolls who give her abuse for discussing the diversity of Roman Britain but she is also promoting the numerous Roman sites in Britain!
I'm totally inspired and now looking for Roman sites in Derbyshire to visit this weekend. Know of any?
Кино во дворах и аллея правителей, уходящая в амбар. Пока мы возмущались проектами памятников Ивану Грозному в разных регионах страны, в Москве его поставили перед входом в Военно-историческое общество. Не знаю уж насколько он украшает ансамбль старинного особняка, однако с его фигуры аллея начинается. Причём все остальные правители представлены бюстами, а не фигурами в полный рост. Поправьте меня, если ошибаюсь, но как раз в этом районе, за кремлёвской стеной, и были отобранные Иваном IV земли опричнины... символизм, йоу ((( #historylover#publichistory#publichistorymoscow#rupublichistory#прогулкипомоскве#скульптура#архнадзор#moscowstreet
When the architects dismantle your office. •••
Original 📸/caption credited to Cassidy Rayburn
"Today, the Waring Lab had its very first Reading Room visitor, which just so happened to be our very own Curator of Collections - Andrew Carter. Andrew is currently reviewing the latest publications about digitization. He and Lab Assistant Brittany Thompson are also about to venture onto campus to scan the iconic McIntosh Stone. Like us on facebook to see their results!"
St. James Church Graveyard, Wilmington's oldest graveyard and earliest burial ground, long before Oakdale Cemetery. The graveyard dates back to 1729 and most of the graves are from the 1700s. Notable burials include Wilmington Revolutionary Patriot Cornelius Harnett, America's first playwright Thomas Godfrey, and Major George Washington Glover, first husband of Christian Science founder Mary Baker Eddy #DowntownWilmington#WilmingtonNC#SpreadtheWilm#NorthCarolina#PublicHistory#lcfhs#Graveyard
Жил, работал, умер. Ничего лишнего, только творчество. Вообще, расположение в городе мемориальных табличек, тексты на них и сами личности и истории, стоящие за всем этим - очень интересная тема для размышлений. Да и для анализа тоже. Кто пытается увековечить память? Какие личности этого достойны? Влияет ли на это мода или политика? Есть даже отдельные туристические маршруты по та им вот местам "мемориальной" активности #historylover#publichistory#publichistorymoscow#rupublichistory#moscow#прогулкипомоскве#хочувсе