civil war

A Love of God, Each Other, & Country
3:36 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Civil War Letters Between a Husband & Wife

Thomas Wooff

A  box of long-forgotten letters from  a west-central Illinois farm  house appeared to have value simply for  the old stamps on the  envelopes.

But as a Beardstown couple  started reading  through the letters, they uncovered a story from the  Civil War.  The letters between a husband and wife tell a tale of love and hardship.

Read more
Special Ceremony for Civil War Soldiers
3:29 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Native Soil Brought To Keokuk National Cemetery

Soldiers entering the Keokuk National Cemetery for the ceremony to spread native soil on the graves of those who died during the Civil War

The  Keokuk National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than  600 Union and Confederate soldiers.

Most of the soldiers  were from Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri.

A total of 17 states  are represented in the cemetery, though, including Ohio, Alabama,  and Texas.

A  special ceremony was held to bring those soldiers "home."

Soil  was collected from all 17 states. It was spread on the graves so  soldiers could be buried under their native soil.

Read more