Tag Archives: Sesquicentennial

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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Remembering the war, the centennial, and the sesquicentennial

Guest-poster Caroline Davis is wrapping up an internship at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Now that the dust has settled from the Chancellorsville sesquicentennial, we asked her to reflect on what she learned from the commemoration. Because her work … Continue reading

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On the 149th Anniversary of the Bloody Angle

In the midst of the Chancellorsville sesquicentennial, the 149th anniversary of the battle of the Wilderness slipped by unnoticed, and the anniversary of the battle of Spotsylvania Court House arrived without fanfare. But I’ve taken it upon myself as my … Continue reading

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Scenes from Chancellorsville

Chris Mackowski and Kristopher White have been out with their cameras during the Chancellorsville sesquicentennial. Here are a few of the images they’ve brought back to share the anniversary with you…. Gunners prepare to fire during a real-time program at … Continue reading

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Beyond the 150th: Retreat from Gettysburg: Reflections on the Future, Part II

part of an ongoing series Northeast Florida’s skies remain dark and grey, as heavy rains saturate the ground. Although these conditions stifle any attempt to enjoy the outdoors, they make writing an ideal pursuit. In the last installment I closed … Continue reading

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Beyond the 150th: Retreat from Gettysburg: Reflections on the Future, Part I

part of an ongoing series Humidity thickens the Florida air as darkened skies cast a pall over the day. It is, in sum, a typical early spring day in the “Sunshine State,” which feels sometimes like a misnomer. But I … Continue reading

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