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These Walls Do Talk: Civil War Signatures Discovered Beneath Layers of Wallpaper and Paint

April 15, 2021 by | 135 Comments

In late 1861, Federal troops seized Beaufort, South Carolina, and occupied the city. Homes and other buildings abandoned by fleeing South Carolinians were commandeered. Officials turned 15 buildings into Union hospitals. One hospital was in a home belonging to one … Continue reading

The Stories Behind the Stars: Uncovering Personal Stories of the WWII Fallen

January 19, 2021 by | 43 Comments

During the post-WWII era, many young boys entertained themselves playing army games. Ten-year-old Don Milne was more interested in learning about real soldiers. He devoured books about Patton, Churchill, McArthur, and Eisenhower. He particularly loved learning about ordinary Americans who … Continue reading