Virginia Marker Ceremony To Honor Youngest Medal Of Honor RecipientBreaking News
CHARLES CITY, Va. — The Vermont Civil War Hemlocks will dedicate a marker honoring 11-year-old Willie Johnston, the country’s youngest Medal of Honor recipient, in June at 150th anniversary commemorations of the Seven Days Battles and the first playing of Taps.
The marker will be dedicated at Harrison’s Landing on Berkley Plantation during the weekend of June 23, 24 as part of the TAPS 150 event (see April issue story).
Johnston was born to English immigrants who settled in New York state in the 1840s. His mother died shortly after his July 12, 1850, birth. Father William Johnston moved the family to Montreal, Canada, where he remarried, and then moved to northern Vermont....
comments powered by Disqus
- The six-day war: why Israel is still divided over its legacy 50 years on
- "Space archaeology" transforms how ancient sites are discovered
- A military cemetery whose African American history is hidden in plain sight in Philadelphia
- Texas Senate increases education board's textbook veto power
- The Secret Transcripts of the Six-Day War
- AHA joins protest of Trump’s plan for drastic cuts to the NEH
- Diane Ravitch says the Democrats paved the way for the education secretary's efforts to privatize our public schools
- Mark Moyar explains why he came to believe the Vietnam War was winnable
- How should Texas high schoolers learn history?
- What's the 'greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history’?