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On The March Through Some Civil War Lyrics

A quick survey of the music and lyrics in Irwin Silber’s book Songs of the Civil War reveals some interesting details about “marching” in Civil War culture. The following notes are not intended to be a comprehensive study, but rather … Continue reading

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Through An Artist’s Eyes: Battle of the Wilderness

May 5, 2019 marks the 155th Anniversary since the beginning of the Battle of the Wilderness. The first fierce battle of the Overland Campaign, and a conflict that turned into a blazing inferno as undergrowth and trees caught fire. Photographs … Continue reading

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“Do You Remember, When We Last Did Meet?”

We like to spotlight the courageous “women who went to the field,” advocated for equality, influenced politics, marched to the battlefields, or did other unique and trailblazing things. While those exceptional women certainly deserve to be remembered and memorialized, I’ve … Continue reading

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Civil War Cookin’: “Hard Tack Come Again No More”

Let us close our game of poker, take our tin cups in our hand As we all stand by the cook’s tent door As dried monies of hard crackers are handed to each man. O, hard tack, come again no … Continue reading

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