New Civil War exhibit at Corinth center
CORINTH, Miss. — An exhibit at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center features the sword and revolver of a Mississippi-born Confederate officer killed in the Battle of Corinth.
The items now on display belonged to Lt. Col. James S. Terral Jr., commander of the 7th Mississippi Battalion.
Terral was mortally wounded while leading a charge against the Union position at White House Ridge during the first day of the battle. He was reportedly a full 20 yards ahead of his men, leading them on, when he was shot and killed.
The Daily Corinthian reports that five items are on display: Terral’s sword, a rare .36 caliber Kerr revolver, a small Bible given to Terral by his mother in 1854, a journal containing his letters and a family portrait of Terral.
Terral was carrying the sword and revolver when he was killed on Oct. 3, 1862.
Albany’s Irish exhibit marks Saratoga’s 150th
ALBANY, N.Y. — As the 150th anniversary of the first thoroughbred races held in Saratoga Springs is being celebrated in the Spa City, a new exhibit in Albany focuses on the Irishman who’s credited with starting it all.
The exhibit, titled “The Irish and Horse Racing: John Morrissey,” recently opened at the Irish American Heritage Museum in downtown Albany.
It tells the story of the Irish-born Morrissey, who was raised in Troy and went on to become a Tammany Hall enforcer, prizefighter, gambling hall owner and politician. He opened a casino in Saratoga, then launched the resort’s first racing season on Aug. 3, 1863.
The 150th anniversary kicked off last weekend at Saratoga Race Course.
Trumps reach deal on Old Post Office in D.C.
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s real estate company has completed a $200 million deal on a 60-year lease agreement on the Old Post Office building in Washington.
The agreement with the General Services Administration calls for the 114-year-old federal building, at the corner of 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, to be converted into a mixed-use development including restaurants, a spa, conference space and a luxury hotel. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2016.
The Trump Organization will pay a base monthly rent of $250,000. The GSA says the deal will save taxpayers millions of dollars.