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Stuart-Mosby Cavalry Museum, Centreville

Hyperlocal Tourism: These drawings are part of my ongoing attempts to fall in love with Centreville, Virginia, where I’ve lived for more than a decade. I’m hoping that by getting up close and personal, I will develop an affection for the place.

The Stuart-Mosby Civil War Cavalry Museum is a collection of Civil War memorabilia crammed into the tiny front room of an old gas station, if you can believe it.

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Friday Fun

Since it’s Friday, I’ve got a few little random tidbits for you. First, while you may recall that Mark Twain is eminently quotable, you may not have realized how well-suited he is to motivational posters. These are wonderful. But man, did he wear that white suit every day after turning 60?

Buying cards is such a pain. Try the All-in-One Card Stamp and save yourself lots of time, money, and hassle.

Lastly, consider going on the A Hello to Arms Civil War tour, courtesy of Roadside America. On it you will see Stonewall Jackson’s arm, the rest of Stonewall Jackson (roughly 140 miles from each other), legs shattered by cannonballs, and the arm of the unknown soldier. It’s historic limbs ahoy, all in Virginia and nearby Maryland.

Have a great weekend!

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the beat goes on

Bizarre factoid of the day: the Civil War ended 143 years ago, but apparently the last Civil War widow is still alive. (The previously believed “last” widow died only four years ago. Craziness!)

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and we’re back

Oh hey look, I have a blog. Maybe I should, y’know, post or something.

Bizarre factoid of the day: the Civil War ended 143 years ago, but apparently the last Civil War widow died only four years ago.

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