Historic America


Join me as I explore the places, people, and events that make America unique

Monument to General William Childs Westmoreland (March 26, 1914 – July 18, 2005) in West Point Cemetery, 329 Washington Road, United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.

Stories in Stone: William Westmoreland

Monument to General William Childs Westmoreland (1914-2005) in West Point Cemetery, 329 Washington Road, United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. William Westmoreland served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1968 to 1972, during the height of the Vietnam War. He was born in South Carolina and graduated from […]

Middleburg Battlefield in Loudoun County, Virginia

Visit Civil War-era buildings and a brand-new historic park at the heart of this little-known cavalry battlefield. The Battle of Middleburg was fought on June 17 and 19, 1863 between Union cavalry commanded by Col. Alfred N. Duffié and Brig. Gen. David M. Gregg and Confederate cavalry commanded by Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart in Loudoun […]

Historic Cemeteries in the Midwest

These majestic rural cemeteries are a who’s-who of the Midwest’s historic and influential personalities. From captains of industry, to former presidents, storied military figures, inventors, and artists, Midwestern cemeteries are filled with former residents who made outsized contributions to American history. Many of these cemeteries are considered historic in their own right, owing to their […]

Hagerstown Battlefield in Hagerstown, Maryland

A rare instance of Civil War urban combat raged in Hagerstown, as blue and gray troopers fought in the streets and cannon balls flew over the town square. The first and second battles of Hagerstown were fought on July 6 and July 12, 1863 between Union cavalry commanded by Brig. Gens. Hugh Judson Kilpatrick and […]

Colgan Air Flight 3407 Memorial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, at 1411 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, New York.

Stories in Stone: Flight 3407 Memorial

Memorial to the 50 victims of Continental Connection Flight 3407 in Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1411 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, New York. Flight 3407 took off at 9:18 p.m. on February 12, 2009 on a flight from Newark, New Jersey to Buffalo, New York with 49 passengers and crew. As the plane approached Buffalo Niagara International […]

Unison Battlefield in Loudoun County, Virginia

Thanks to the effort of preservationists, you can visit key sites in this running cavalry fight from the Civil War. The Battle of Unison was fought from October 31 to November 2, 1862 between elements of the Union Army of the Potomac commanded by Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan and Confederate cavalry commanded by Maj. […]

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