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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.
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.
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
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