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Day Nine (part one) in a series coinciding with the federal government shutdown The most complete Confederate victory of the war occurred on August 29 and 30, 1862, as Confederate troops under Major General E.K. Smith smashed a motley U.S. force outside … Continue reading
Lincoln visited Richmond after the city fell in April 1865 and lingered hoping Lee would surrender his army quickly. On April 8, he returned to Washington DC. Six days later he was assassinated. Here Lincoln sits with his son, Tad, … Continue reading
With little commentary or ado, I simply wish to offer you the thoughts, emotions, and memories of Christmas as experienced by some of those mired in the throes of Civil War 150 years ago.
The descriptions of him are priceless. “He looked the image of a bantam rooster or a gamecock,” recalled a veteran. Perhaps it was his odd dress: “He wore a large sombrero hat, without plume, cocked on one side, and decorated … Continue reading
The Civil War 150th arrives at the gates of Richmond later this week. Check out Richmond National Battlefield’s full guide of activities, (available as a free downloadable PDF). Things get started this weekend with the commemoration of the Battle of … Continue reading