Tag Archives: Abraham Lincoln

Centennial Wars

Today we are happy to welcome guest author Philip Leigh. Philip received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology, and received his MBA from Northwestern University. He has written 22 articles for the New York Times … Continue reading

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A Cat Man: Mr. Lincoln

There are times when research seems repetitive. Battles, generals, troop movements, the effects of one thing upon another, and on and on. It is an endless stream, and once one dips one’s toes in it, either you want to do … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image, by Joshua Zeitz

I was on the list at Amazon for immediate delivery of Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image when publication occurred, and to say I was excited is an understatement. John Hay and John George … Continue reading

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“If You Have Any Orders to Give Me, I am Prepared to Receive and Obey Them”: The Command Struggles of Gen. George Meade, September 1863-March 1864 (part II)

The second in a two-part series During the Bristoe Station Campaign, George Gordon Meade believed that Lee had been the superior general. “I am free to admit that in the playing of it he has got the advantage of me,” … Continue reading

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All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt by John Taliaferro

In my ongoing search for all things related to John Hay, George Nicolay, and Elmer Ellsworth, I read this book with positive enthusiasm and delight. I think it was written with the same feelings. Taliaferro’s brilliant biography of John Hay … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: The Unknown “Lincoln-Douglas” Debate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

This week’s weekender features an event occurring Thursday, February 13th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The Unknown “Lincoln-Douglas” Debate features Tony nominated actors Norm Lewis and Stephen Lang as Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas.  Although Douglas and Lincoln met … Continue reading

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And before 2013 ends, the #10 book every Civil War Buff Ought To Own . . . Gore Vidal’s Lincoln: A Novel

The main reason this series has taken so long is that I knew there should be a Lincoln biography on the list. Which one, however, is a huge decision. I could go classical with Sandburg’s 3-volume set (referred to as … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, 150 years ago

“Thanksgiving day, when the fat turkey is served in state,” said Theodore Lyman, a member of Gen. George Gordon Meade’s staff. “And this [was the day] appointed for our flank move on Orange Court House….” One hundred and fifty years … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Turkey Pardon–a 2011 reprint, updated!

Wednesday, November 27 marked another year in which a turkey received a Presidential pardon, this time from President Obama. The 2013 turkeys (there are always two nowadays–one is an alternate in case something happens to the first) are from Michigan, … Continue reading

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Partners In Command: The Relationships Between Leaders in the Civil War by Joseph T. Glatthaar

    Nothing happens in a vacuum, and this axiom is never truer than actions conducted during the American Civil War. The relationships between Abraham Lincoln and his generals, and Jefferson Davis and his generals had consequences that reached every … Continue reading

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