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We produce articles, videos, and curriculum for high school students through adults. Join us to delve into history! Learn not only the facts but the stories as well: why the events happened and what impact it has on us today. You will be challenged to think about history from a biblical perspective, and put current events in a historical perspective.

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Catching a Runaway with Poetry

Catching a Runaway with Poetry

A Fulling Mill On March 6, 1776, this poem was published in the Pennsylvania Gazette, as an advertisement to catch a young servant who had run away from his master: This present instant, on the fourteenth day, My apprentice boy did run away; Thomas Stillenger he is called by name, His indenture fu ... Read More
Cruises and Capture of the CSS Florida

Cruises and Capture of the CSS Florida

The Florida The most famous of the Confederate commerce raiders was the CSS Alabama, but it was far from the only one. There were many ships that sailed the world under the Confederate navy jack, and another very successful one was the CSS Florida. She was built in Liverpool, England for the Confede ... Read More

Siege of Petersburg 150th – Battle of New Market Heights Reenactment

In the Battle of Chaffin’s Farm/New Market Heights, Union troops spearheaded by the USCT attacked Confederate entrenchments held by the famous Texas Brigade. The Federa ... Read More

Siege of Petersburg 150th – Battle of Fort Harrison Reenactment

Civil War Reenactment of the Union assault on Fort Harrison. 150 years ago Grant and Lee were deadlocked in the Siege of Richmond and Petersburg during the American Civil War ... Read More