Tag Archives: John C. Breckinridge

Kentucky’s Governor Fought and Fell at Shiloh

On February 8, 1862, Confederate generals Albert Sidney Johnston, P.G.T. Beauregard, and William Hardee conferred on the most recent turn of events in the Western Theater at Beauregard’s Bowling Green, Kentucky, headquarters. Fort Henry fell to Union forces two days … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 11/15-11/21/2021

Are there any Civil War names you just can’t, for the life of you, remember the correct spelling for, no matter how hard you’ve tried to hammer them into your brain? I have three. I’ll list them alphabetically:

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John Breckinridge’s Unforgettable Get-Away!

Newspaper transcriptions are amazing projects. These advertisements are believed to have appeared in The Richmond Joker on April 1, 1865…. It’s April 1865 the final days of the Confederacy. Let’s just acknowledge it. You’re going to have some choices in … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Breckenridge, Colorado

Taking a winter ski trip to the western mountains? Headed to Breckenridge, Colorado? I’ve got a little Civil War history for you.

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Days of Uncertainty: Remember Truth

Last night I watched the news reports. The uncertainty of these times gripped me, making me wonder and question. I finally closed the apps on my phone, turned it off, and set it aside. Glancing up, the title on a … Continue reading

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New Market: Lee’s Message to Breckinridge

Today, I’m prepping notes for another Battle of New Market presentation, and as I went through General Lee’s letters to General Breckinridge again, the wording grabbed my attention. Take a look:

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Question of the Week: 9/2-9/8/19

An ECW fan sent us this thought-provoking question: What would have changed for the Confederacy if Jefferson Davis had become an army general and John Breckinridge had become President?

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Scenes from Vicksburg (postscript)

part of a series After my two and a half days in Vicksburg, I’m safely ensconced back home in the heart of the Eastern Theater of the Civil War. But wow, what a time I had. I had a few … Continue reading

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A “Visionary” Plan? The Proposed March 1865 Peace Conference, Part 3

(Part 1 and Part 2 are available.) So why was Ord’s idea even considered, and actually supported, at the highest levels of a Confederate government steeped in a patriarchal culture? Porter offered an answer in that “it must be remembered … Continue reading

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Campaign Through the Carolinas: An Ohio Cavalryman’s Recollections in the National Tribune

This is the third part of the 1892 account of the last days of the Civil War in North Carolina by an unidentified captain of the 10th Ohio Cavalry.

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