Today is the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday! In your opinion, what character quality or actions made Lincoln one of the most remembered and honored presidents in U.S. History?
There is always a lot to see and do when visiting the battlefield and town of Gettysburg. Most visitors head to the well-known and oft visited locations of Little Round Top, Cemetery Ridge, and the fields of Pickett’s Charge. Some … Continue reading
Posted in Armies, Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, Campaigns, Civilian, Common Soldier, ECW Weekender, Holidays, Leadership--Federal, Lincoln, Material Culture, Memory, Monuments, National Park Service
Tagged David Wills, Edward Everett, Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg Train Station, President Lincoln, Remembrance Day, Soldiers National Cemetery
At this point in the sesquicentennial celebration of the American Civil War–mid-1864– historians and buffs are thinking about casualty numbers in the hundreds of thousands, often tens of thousands per battle. Was Union General Ulysses S. Grant a butcher to … Continue reading
Posted in Civil War Events, Common Soldier, Holidays, Leadership--Federal, Memory, Monuments, Personalities, Politics, Sesquicentennial
Tagged Abe Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, Elmer Ellsworth, Fire Zouaves, George Nicolay, Meg Thompson Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, Memory, President Lincoln, Robert Lincoln, Sesquicentennial, Willie Lincoln.
On April 26, 1865 the surrender finally happened. On a 325-acre farm owned by the Bennitt (or Bennett as it is more commonly written and referred to) family. Confederate General Joseph Johnston surrendered the remnants of the Army of Tennessee … Continue reading
Posted in Armies, Campaigns, Civil War Events, Emerging Civil War, Leadership--Confederate, Leadership--Federal, Memory, Personalities, Preservation, Western Theater
Tagged 1865, Appomattox Court House, April 26, Army of Tennessee, Bennett House, Bennett Place, Joseph Johnston, President Andrew Johnson, President Jefferson Davis, President Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Robert Taylor, Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman