Category Archives: Civilian

Question of the Week: 6/26-7/2/17

A couple weeks ago we asked if you had just one favorite historical person from the Civil War era. As our blog series continued and we read the comments, we realized that was sort of an unfair question! Today, we’ll … Continue reading

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My Favorite Historical Person: Antonia Ford

The art of spying is as old as war itself, or so it has been said. While many people when asked who is their favorite figure from the Civil War would immediately think of generals and politicians, I tend to … Continue reading

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My Favorite Historical Person: Changing Favorites?

As we were working on this series and chatting about favorite historical figures, it prompted memories of how my “favorite historical person” has changed through the recent years. I thought it might be worthwhile to share that saga and conclusions … Continue reading

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My Favorite Historical Person: Sarah Broadhead

“The following pages were begun for no other purpose and with no other thought than to aid in whiling away time filled up with anxiety, apprehension, and danger; and after the danger had passed away, the practice of noting down … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 6/12-6/18/17

Who is YOUR favorite historical person from the Civil War Era? Tell us your all-time favorite this week…and we’ll break the question into categories for the following week.

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My Favorite Historical (Civil War) Person: An Introduction

We are pleased to introduce our new blog series on Emerging Civil War: My Favorite Historical Person. We asked our members and a few guest authors to share about their favorite person from the Civil War era. The results are … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 6/5-6/11/17

The Siege of Vicksburg took place during May, June, and the early days of July in 1863. Is there a particular soldier/civilian account or quote that stands out to you for its insight or irony from this siege?

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Does That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Wave?

I must admit, they sat breathless as I spun the tale about two young men aboard the ship HMS Minden, traveling from Baltimore under a flag of truce to see if they could free their friend Dr. William Beanes from … Continue reading

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A Mother At Petersburg

The Confederate lines around Petersburg, Virginia, broke in the first days of April 1865. As Lee’s army headed west into the Appomattox Campaign, Union troops occupied the small city that had been the heart and namesake of a nine month … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 5/8-5/14/17

In your opinion, what are the most famous last words uttered during the Civil War?

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