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Wishing you a happy and safe Fourth of July! Here are a few articles from the archive to celebrate the holiday with some Civil War history:
Many of the Union soldiers captured at the Battle of New Market were eventually sent to the infamous Confederate stockade known as Andersonville. I’ve been reading some accounts of soldiers who were there and came across this account of Fourth … Continue reading
It’s a holiday rooted in the Revolutionary War and celebrated during the Civil War era. When the thirteen colonies declared themselves “free and independent” from Great Britain in 1776, they launched a great experiment of freedom which culminated in the … Continue reading
“Moulded in the form of a spread eagle”: Mosby’s Rangers, the Fourth of July, and a Dispute Over Cake
Independence Day in 1864 seemed like it could have been the last such celebration for the United States. The Presidential Election of 1864 loomed four months in the future, and a Lincoln reelection seemed very much in doubt. Jubal Early’s … Continue reading
Wishing you a joyously patriotic day, celebrating American freedoms and values! “It was the Fourth of July, and never has the cheering on that anniversary been more hearty and welcome than it was in 1863. On the summits, in the … Continue reading
Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: Having been convened on an extraordinary occasion, as authorized by the Constitution, your attention is not called to any ordinary subject of legislation. At the beginning of the present Presidential term, four … Continue reading
Wishing you a safe and fun-filled day celebrating American freedom! Brief Historical Thoughts For The Day:
Wishing you a wonderful day, remembering and celebrating America’s history and the liberties we all enjoy!
Happy Fourth of July! What’s your favorite patriotic quote from the Civil War era? Why?