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Stories by Martha Boltz

Martha Boltz was a frequent contributor to the long-running Civil War features in The Washington Times America At War section in both print and online editions. A regular contributor to the original Civil War Page and its successor page dating back to 1994, she is a civil war buff, historian, and writer. "Someone said that if we don't learn about the past, we are condemned to repeat it," she said, "and there are lessons of all sorts inherent in this bloody four-year period of our country's history." She is a member of several heritage and lineage groups, as well as the Montgomery County Civil War Round Table. Her standing invitation is, "come on down - check the blog - send me your comments and let's have fun with its history and maybe learn something at the same time."

Taxes got you down? Blame the President

Along with other “firsts” that began during the Civil War, such as hospital ships, postal delivery, and the first submarine, we can add the income tax

Rolling Thunder: Remembering the true meaning of Memorial Day

VIENNA, Va., May 24, 2014 —  With the roar of thousands of big Harleys, Indians, BMWs and more, Rolling Thunder rolled into town last night. The rumble of the bikes clearly resonating across the streets and communities,  heard in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, and the surrounding suburbs. For the uninitiated, these arrivals have been ...