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Kingston Comes

My dad and I lucked into several nice tours yesterday of the Fredericksburg-area Civil War battlefields at The Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House. We walked through the woods at the first site, led by a tour guide with the Civil War Roundtable of Kingston, Ontario. Who knew the Canadians organized groups of Civil War buffs? They even have a website.

At Spotsylvania, the National Park historian told us fascinating stories about that nasty battle (including hours of hand-to-hand combat at “The Bloody Angle”) for about an hour. It really does help you understand the battles to walk the battlefield. I haven’t read a single Civil War book from cover to cover so far, but my old man is still teaching me new things.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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