The Weighty Days of April

On April 12th 1865 The Army of Northern Virginia is disbanded near Appomattox Court House, Virginia, where Confederate General Robert E. Lee signed a document of surrender to Union General Ulysses Grant on April 9th. The parole of the Confederate Army's officers and men inspires a series of surrenders, signaling the end of the Civil... Continue Reading →


Woodrow Wilson: A Biography

(Thomas) Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States (1913-1921), was born in Staunton, Virginia on December 28, 1856, son of a Presbyterian minister. He spent much of his boyhood in the south (a boyhood home stands in Columbia, South Carolina). His foray into politics began with a successful bid for the governorship of New... Continue Reading →

The President’s Legacy: Wilson at 100

One hundred years ago today, on April 2, 1917, the President asked for war on Germany. Addressing a special joint session of Congress, 28th President Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) famously declared that "the world must be made safe for democracy. We shall be satisfied when those rights have been made as secure as the faith and... Continue Reading →

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