Climate and the fall of Rome, Rosie’s factory, Virginia battlefields, and the GAR’s new highway

Does a cave in northwest Scotland have climate evidence that helps to explain major historical events like the fall of the Roman Empire?

There’s a new Smithsonian affiliated museum in Michigan that was just dedicated, and it is at the site of one of America’s most important WWII aviation factories (as well as the place where the original model for Rosie the Riveter worked).

Are there about to be two new Civil War parks in Virginia? Very possible!

Speaking of Virginia battles, Emerging Civil War has started a two-part series by Eric Wittenberg on Chancellorsville in which he argues that a full understanding of Gettysburg has to be rooted in an understanding of the May 1863 battle in Virginia.

The Sons of Union Veterans have dedicated the Grand Army of the Republic Highway on a stretch of route 6 in Ohio.

And what kind of day online would it be without a list” Here are “10 Things About the Mistreatment of Black Soldiers During World War II that You May Not Know.”

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