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June 30, 2019

Located at 1201 E. Clay Street in Richmond, Virginia, the former Executive Mansion of the Confederate States stands rather unassumingly among Virginia Commonwealth University's bustling Medical Campus. To passers-by, nothing on the house's exterior i...

June 9, 2019

Shirley Plantation is America’s oldest family-owned business dating back nearly four hundred years. The estate has been actively farmed and occupied by direct descendants of its original owners spanning twelve generations. The plantation’s embellishe...

June 2, 2019

In the realm of international relations and policy, few can compare to the respect and influence garnered by General George C. Marshall. Over his 44-year military and legislative career, he orchestrated the victorious Allied operations of World War I...

May 26, 2019

Over the course of American history, no one person's celebrity has ever garnered the national esteem bestowed to George Washington: America's premier founding father. He served as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary Wa...

May 12, 2019

Frederick Douglass is one of the most recognizable and championed civil rights leaders in American history. He was a self-educated intellectual who escaped the chains of slavery and exposed its atrocities through rousing orations and written works of...

May 5, 2019

Richmond, Virginia: the contentious capitol of the Confederacy. Its preeminence as a prosperous city of commerce and industry made Richmond a strategic location to establish the Confederate States' new political center. In May 1861, Richmond earned t...

April 14, 2019

The advent of the American Civil War brought upon a massive wave of patriotic fervor and rhetoric. Volunteers rushed to the front lines with romanticized and masculinized dispositions of what the war effort entailed. Many envisioned a short war fille...

April 7, 2019

Last week, I attended Diggin' In Virginia XLV at Brandy Rock Farm. This was my seventeenth hunt with the organization, my fifth at Brandy Rock, and my first time ever recording a DIV dig. Some amazing artifacts were recovered from the ground over thr...

March 31, 2019

Earlier this week, I traveled up to Culpeper, Virginia, to take part in Diggin’ In Virginia XLV at Brandy Rock Farm. This was my seventeenth DIV relic hunt and my fifth at this location. Brandy Rock has been hunted extremely hard in recent years, but...

March 3, 2019

As the Civil War entered its fourth year in 1864, little progress had been made to quell the rebelling states. President Abraham Lincoln received numerous requests from his field commanders over the course of the war asking approval to target civilia...

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Hi everyone! My name is Tim Murphy. I'm a graduate of the College of William and Mary, passionate historian, and an avid outdoorist. A few years ago, I decided to start a website dedicated to our nation's rich history, diverse culture, and breath-taking nature. Follow along as we explore and discover the wonders America has to offer!

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