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General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson

Before you start calling him a racist and tearing his statue down, you might want to read this. Thomas Jonathan  Jackson was born January 21, 1824, Clarksburg, WV. Clarksville was then part of Virginia.  Jackson was accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point.  He graduated 17th out of 59 students in the [...]

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Peaceful Protestors Attacked

In Charlottesville,  some folks assembled around the statue of Robert E. Lee to peacefully protest the removal of Civil War Memorials. It was earlier this year that the council in Charlottesville voted to remove its Lee statue from a city park, sparking a lawsuit from opponents of the move and protest rallies. The folks with [...]

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The Battle of Gettysburg 160 Years Ago

Today is the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. After three days of hard fighting, the two armies suffered between 46,000 and 51,000 casualties.

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Odd Facts About Money

The United States Military Academy at West Point  mints the one ounce gold American Eagle.If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom. The paper used in making U.S. currency is made (70%) from [...]

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