Tag Archives: Abraham Blown to Freedom

Meet Mike Maxwell—Researcher Extraordinaire! (pt. 5)

Mike Maxwell and I met on one of the darkest corners of the web—the Emerging Civil War blog. Many of you will recognize his name from the “Reply” section. Luckily for me—and for Abraham—Mr. Maxwell was as fascinated by the … Continue reading

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And Then What Happened?: Abraham After 1863 (pt.4)

Wait just a moment! A letter from P. T. Barnum? Really? And no discussion? Have no fear. Two topics need to be looked at in depth before the subject of Abraham is exhausted, and one of them is Barnum’s letter. … Continue reading

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Abraham’s Fifteen Minutes of Fame (pt. 3)

Enslaved Abraham became Free Abraham in a matter of seconds. His body arched over the line from the Confederate 3rd Louisiana Redan to the Union 81st Illinois Volunteer Infantry. As the men in blue helped him to his feet, it … Continue reading

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