Tag: Civil War

By Stefanie Jackson – The wife of a U.S. Navy veteran made it her life’s mission to restore a historic cemetery near Cheriton when she learned that the nearly abandoned, overgrown site was the final resting place of five African American Civil War soldiers who had served in the...
Story and Photos by Matthew Yoder The transition to remote learning has revealed potential classrooms all around us. Driving north on Route 13, and west on Route 50, just outside Cambridge, Md., one of this country’s great struggles blends seamlessly with unspoiled natural beauty, presenting the opportunity to pair American...
By Linda Cicoira -- During the Civil War, the seafood trade in the north kept Chincoteague Islanders from joining the Confederates. According to www.islandmanor.com,“Oysters were such an essential part of the Chincoteague Island’s early economy (that) Chincoteague broke with Virginia to remain part of the Union in order to prevent a...