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Richmond exhibit seeks to reimagine Confederate statues
The Confederate leaders memorialized on Richmond's Monument Avenue were once revered, but have become flashpoints in a national debate about how symbols of slavery and white supremacy should be treated today.
Fair winds and following seas, Quartermaster 1st Class George Mendonsa
The sailor photographed kissing a woman in Times Square at the end of World War II was mourned Friday at a funeral in Rhode Island.
Meet the unstoppable Mr. Smalls
He would go on to share intelligence with the U.S. Navy, fight in 17 naval battles, rise to the rank of major general, overcome illiteracy, publish a newspaper, win state and congressional offices, serve as a U.S. collector of customs and become master of his master’s plantation house. But first he had to hijack a Confederate steamer.
By Gerald S. Henig, America's Civil War Magazine
Wood from Blackbeard’s flagship has become ‘very precious’
Storms, strong currents and shipworms have destroyed all but a few remaining pieces of the famed Queen Anne's Revenge, which capsized 300 years ago.
By Jeff Hampton, The Virginian-Pilot