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Fort Gordon | The Augusta Chronicle

...cemetery with 150 graves in the Bath community, according to a history of Fort Gordon published by Fort Gordon's command historian office. The camp was named after a Civil War commander from Georgia, Gen. John B. Gordon. One of the first units...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/places/fort-gordon
Men claim to find Nazi train loaded with treasure in Poland

...know the location of the mystery train and are demanding 10 percent of its value in exchange for revealing its location.Historians say the existence of the train has never been conclusively proven, but authorities are not passing up this chance at possibly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2015-08-20/men-claim-find-nazi-train-loa
Flags, no; statues, yes

...easily won against a ragtag U.S. Army.In the beginning of the war, the South was very successful in battles, and many historians believed the South could have won the war if Confederate President Jefferson Davis had let the field generals direct the battles...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-08-20/flags-no-statues-yes
Racial identity of "Black Lives Matter" activist questioned

...scholarships based on race.Damaging labels have long been applied to high-profile leaders, said University of Pittsburgh historian David Garrow, who has written extensively about the FBI's efforts to label Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a Communist...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-08-24/racial-identity-black-live
Once a sideshow, former preemies praise doctor years later

...births occurred at home, premature babies were often written off. While exact numbers are difficult to determine, medical historians say Couney estimated he saved 7,500 of the 8,500 children he saw.Writer A.J. Liebling noted in a 1939 New Yorker...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2015-08-09/once-sideshow-former-preemie
Navy divers raising armored wreckage of Confederate warship CSS Georgia in 5-ton chunks

...machines."A lot of these ironclads are built by house carpenters, they're not built by shipwrights," said Jeff Seymour, historian and curator for the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus. "So what are the construction techniques? They vary from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-17/navy-divers-raising-armored-w
319th Transportation Company to be honored for Vietnam service

...Laurie Ott, president of the University Health Care Foundation, will emcee the event and Dr. John A. Boyd, Army Reserve historian, will be in attendance.According to Army Reserve records, the 319th was ambushed seven times between September 1968 and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-14/319th-transportation-company
Aiken Mall among shopping centers across nation struggling to survive

...with high vacancy rates, low foot traffic or dated or deteriorating appearances. The site, created in 2000 by two retail historians, defines a dead mall as one having an "occupancy rate in slow or steady decline of 70 percent or less." WHILE THE BLEAK...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-07-17/aiken-mall-
Ramblin' Rhodes: Latest book on Ty Cobb is well-researched account

...detailed view of Cobb culled from actual research rather than hearsay. This is an important work for baseball and American historians."Leerhsen doesn't mince words in calling out the mistakes and inaccuracies of previous authors such as Al Stump, whose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-07-29/ramblin-rhodes-latest
Upcoming C-SPAN programs will highlight Augusta's history, authors

...content vehicles (LCVs) into these selected cities, visiting various literary and historic sites, as we interview local historians, authors and civic leaders. Equipped to shoot and edit on location, we'll also meet with students, teachers and local...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-07-26/upcoming-c-span-