An addition to the Starkville Civil War Arsenal building sits virtually empty, with only construction materials scattered throughout the space that is scheduled to be finished this week.
Looking for soldiers: Historians, archaeologists survey Confederate section of Friendship Cemetery for unmarked Union graves
Gary Lancaster leaned over the computer set out in Friendship Cemetery among clusters of land surveying equipment Friday afternoon.
On the screen in front of him was a rough underground map of the grave sites of about 1,000 soldiers who died in Columbus after the Battle of Shiloh in 1862 — soldiers whose lives and deaths he’s been researching for years.
Recovering the past: Archaeological project hopes to confirm Union soldiers’ graves in Friendship Cemetery
On Memorial Day in 1866, barely a year after the end of the Civil War, a group of Columbus women decorated the Friendship Cemetery graves of Confederate soldiers — along with the graves of several unknown Union soldiers.
A call to honor a black Civil War hero with a monument at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, onetime epicenter of a groundswell movement to rid communities of Confederate symbols, is being made by two lawmakers in a bid to encourage consensus-building in a nation divided by the issue.
It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbeque and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt buckles to motorcycle vests to trucker caps.
I spent yesterday afternoon wandering through Southern antebellum houses and chatting with costumed hosts and hostesses of all ages on the Columbus Spring Pilgrimage’s first home tour of the year.
Poignant and powerful, Chronicles of Blue and Gray marks Civil War sesquicentennial and ushers in Pilgrimage
On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War’s final knell, a powerful remembrance will take place in Columbus.
Quilts and codes: Folklore or fact, quilted messages of the Underground Railroad are project for local quiltmaker
Did quilts serve as coded communication for escaping slaves navigating the Underground Railroad? The concept is debated among quilt and Railroad historians, but the idea — as Bonnie Browning of the American Quilter’s Society in Paducah, Ky., said to National Geographic News — “makes a wonderful story.”
The Columbus and Lowndes County Historical Society will present a free program to the local community and to Pilgrimage visitors on Wednesday, April 9 at the Stephen D. Lee Home, 316 Seventh St. N.
Sallie Independence Foster was 12 years old and living in Florence, Ala., when the War Between the States broke out in 1861. Her world of high-top shoes, inkwells and mail carried on horseback had to give way to a new reality. She recorded events in her diary, and kept on keeping diaries for 26 years.