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It was only a still night if the weather was what counted. The White House, draped inside and out with mourning, was surrounded by military guards, and citizens who ranged from morbidly curious to brokenhearted.
One of the dearly held tenets of the Lost Cause is that Southerners didn’t lose because they were outfought. Rather, Ulysses S. Grant only won because he had more soldiers and so overwhelmed the Confederates. Isn’t that the point?
“It’s a sad day in Civil War history,” my friend Frank said to me yesterday. It was April 9. “Depends on whose side you were on,” I said with the hint of a chuckle—but Frank looked like he was ready … Continue reading
I’m sure I’m not the only person who got the Civil War Sesquicentennial tumbler set for Christmas. The set contains glasses with four Confederates (Davis, Lee, Jackson, and Stuart) and four Federals (Lincoln, Grant, Sherman, and McClellan).
For the past decade I have either participated in and or viewed Gettysburg’s annual Remembrance Day Parade. To honor President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and those that gave their “last full measure of devotion,” Gettysburg has two different, annual events. Commemorating … Continue reading
Battle Scarred–a Special Exhibition at Carnton Plantation Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin
When the call at ECW went out for articles concerning the Battle of Franklin, I immediately went to the website for the Battle of Franklin Trust http://www.battleoffranklintrust.org/boft.htm. I have been visiting quite a few Civil War websites recently, and am … Continue reading