Tag Archives: Sesquicentennial

The Kennesaw Mountain Sesquicentennial

This Friday will mark the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. The National Park Service will be commemorating the engagement with a number of living history programs, real-time walking tours, and other events. You can check out the … Continue reading

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At this point in the sesquicentennial celebration of the American Civil War–mid-1864– historians and buffs are thinking about casualty numbers in the hundreds of thousands, often tens of thousands per battle. Was Union General Ulysses S. Grant a butcher to … Continue reading

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Silent Sentinel

The National Park Service is affording visitors to Spotsylvania a unique treat this evening: To commemorate the 22 hours of combat at the Mule Shoe Salient, an honor guard will be posted at the Bloody Angle until 4:00 a.m. on … Continue reading

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Death of a Hero

I wonder if I could ever convey to another–to you, for instance, Reader dear–the tender and terrible realities of such cases, (many, many happen’d,) as the one I am now going to mention……..Stewart C. Glover, Co. E., Fifth Wisconsin–was wounded, … Continue reading

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Ready to Ride into the Wilderness

Horses enjoy a moment of rest in the Confederate cavalry camp before the kick-off of Wilderness Sesquicentennial events.

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Fort Sumter’s Cat Jack: the Cat that Went to War

I have often wondered exactly why the point of view of animals in any historical situation is of any interest whatsoever. Everyone knows animals really have no well-defined point of view. Anthropomorphizing animals is one of the things all “pet … Continue reading

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Rosecrans Out; Grant In

by Lee White One-hundred and fifty years ago, on October 16, 1863, the war changed. A good general who made one mistake lost his career and another ascended to great prominence. 

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A shout-out of thanks to historian Lee White

To wrap up our coverage of the Chickamauga sesquicentennial, we wanted to offer one final shout-out to historian Lee White. We’ve had Lee’s name plastered all over this blog for the last week—as a ranger at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National … Continue reading

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Remembering Gettysburg

Many of us had the chance to visit Gettysburg over the past week to observe and/or participate in activities related to the Sesquicentennial commemoration. It was a chance to add more unforgettable experiences to a long line of other memories … Continue reading

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My Life as a Black Civil War Living Historian—conclusion

final part in a series Going forward, I know that I have two more years of many events to go before the end of the Sesquicentennial. I have two main objectives that I want to accomplish:

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