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American Civil War

25th United States Colored Troops, Company C or G at Camp William Penn in February 1864. (credit: People of the University of Virginia)

Texas Historian Highlights Roles Of Black Civil War Vets

Blacks fought in the Civil War, surprisingly on the side of the Confederacy, many of them from Texas, Palestine historian Norris White Jr. said his research shows. They are the “black forgotten Confederates.”

09/03/2012

(credit: Donald Miralle/ALLSPORT)

Confederate Flag License Plate Sparks Debate

Would you buy a license plate with a Confederate flag on it? State officials are looking at possibly launching a plate honoring Civil War veterans.

06/23/2011

Ron Chilton, a blind cannon maker who lives in Alvarado and was asked to make a commemorative cannon for the city's park.

Blind Cannon Craftsman Honors North Texas Veterans

If anyone has an eye for history, it’s Ron Chilton. From about 75 miles northwest of Dallas at his home in Alvord, Chilton sands away time and measures the past in calibers.

03/28/2011