ACG WebOps (24 February 2007)
Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General’s weekly recon of links to military history news, articles, websites, and more. As the last days of Feb 2007 pass by, read on to find the missing piece to George Washington’s traveling ‘oval office’ now recovered, a new treasure trove of World War I data being released onto the Internet, Slate Magazine suggesting that world societies may be forgetting about Adolf Hitler (and is that good or bad?), and details on the upcoming Second Annual Vietnam Experience Symposium. Clicks away!
The Museum of the Confederacy will likely drop the word "Confederacy" from its name when it moves its collection to a new home.
WAYNE, Pa., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Today the American Revolution Center announced an extraordinary discovery surrounding the tent or "marquee" which George Washington used as his traveling "oval office" during the American Revolution. During the completion of the marquee’s conservation process, a missing piece from the marquee ceiling was miraculously found. This announcement comes two days before the 275th birthday of the nation’s first president.
A group of Virginia historians and an Army archaeologist say more research is needed before anyone can determine for sure that an early 17th-century settlement known as Henry Towne ever existed.
The New Mexico Museum of Military History now has its exhibits, it has a conceptual design, it could soon receive more state funding, and it has five acres of land on which to build.
The only problem: No one knows where the museum’s land will be.
PITTSBURG – Where there was once rolling thunder in the bowels of Pittsburg’s Central Junior High School, now there is silence.
Back before today’s students were born, before many of their teachers were born, before the principal was born, Central was Camp Stoneman, where soldiers were stationed before shipping out to war.
The first batch of what will eventually include 45 million images, has been put online, forming part of what has been termed "gold dust for family historians" – detailed information about the troops in the trenches.
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture in Baltimore last Monday showed its rare recently-acquired 27-piece collection which would serve as the center-piece of the upcoming historic exhibition entitled "For Race and Country: African Americans and the Military Experience, from Bunker Hill to Saigon".
Although African-American men and women have been putting their lives on the line in defense of the United States since the nation’s very inception, their service largely has been segregated and their historical achievements severely underreported.
Parts of the Old Military Road that took travelers from southeast Missouri across Arkansas to the Red River Valley of Texas are still in use today, Southwest Trail researcher Bill Leach said during a recent joint meeting of the Independence County Historical Society and the Batesville Genealogical Association at Old Independence Regional Museum.
THE following excerpts are from an Army report on small-arms accidents in Vietnam from Jan. 1 to June 20, 1967, as reported by the adjutant’s office of the United States Army Vietnam to the commander in chief of the United States Army Pacific.
Adolf Hitler (1889–1945) should need no introduction. Statistics suggest, however, that a large proportion of young people now emerging from the educational systems of the Western democracies either don’t know who he was or have only a shaky idea of what he did.[continued on next page]