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July 4, 1864: “From 10,000 to 20,000 voices…singing, The Star Spangled Banner”

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

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Happy Independence Day!

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

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“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

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Happy 4th of July from ECW!

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

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President Abraham Lincoln’s Message to Special Session of Congress, July 4, 1861

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

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Happy Fourth of July From ECW!

Wishing you a safe and fun-filled day celebrating American freedom! Brief Historical Thoughts For The Day:

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Happy Fourth of July

Wishing you a wonderful day, remembering and celebrating America’s history and the liberties we all enjoy!

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Question of the Week: 7/4-7/10/16

Happy Fourth of July! What’s your favorite patriotic quote from the Civil War era? Why?

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War on the 4th

On the fourth day of July, Americans join together in a celebration of Independence. We show our pride by sporting red, white, and blue, launching fireworks, and firing up the grill. During the years 1861-1865, four Independence Days passed by … Continue reading

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A Word About Independence Day in The Civil War

As we all celebrate the the Fourth of July Independence Day, let us also remember that Independence Day was considered an important cleebration duirng the Civil War in both the north and the south. In the North, Indpendence Day was … Continue reading

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