Tag Archives: P. T. Barnum

Barnum’s Christmas Show in 1864

If you wanted a hippopotamus for Christmas, then heading to Barnum’s American Museum for the 1864 holiday season is just the ticket! I find it fascinating to take a closer look at the culture of the Civil War era and … Continue reading

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

part four of a series 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 … Continue reading

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

part three of a series 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 … Continue reading

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