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Alexandria Monument Honors Murderer

An additional name, that of James W. Jackson, was added to the east side of the Alexandria Confederate Monument in 1900. Jackson, a civilian, was actually Alexandria’s first Civil War casualty, dying before any of the soldiers with whose names … Continue reading

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A Natural Race Antipathy

The recent summary discharge of the three negro writers employed by the northern American Baptist Publication Society, simply, as acknowledged, because they are negroes, only adds one more to the innumerable instances that have, since the commencement of recorded history, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Speakers for R.E. Lee Camp Confederate Veterans

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Alexandria Gazette on the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

Appalling Tragedy This whole community was startled this morning, early, by reports trom Washington, of the murder of the President of the United States, and the attempted assassination of the Secretary of State and his son. So astounding was the … Continue reading

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Alexandria Ex-Confederates Organization Meeting – July 7, 1884

Meeting of Ex-Confederates Pursuant to call, there assembled at the Council chamber last night a large and enthusiastic number of ex-Confederates for the purpose of organizing a camp, similar to those which have been formed in all the large cities … Continue reading

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