Category Archives: Civil War

Good Yule, Good Health

Good Yule (and Happy Holidaze) Waes Hael — Drinc Hael       Wishing you good health and joy in the coming new year. May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. ♩ ♫ … Continue reading

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Veterans: You Were Making History…We Thank You

Originally posted on Emerging Civil War:
Emerging Civil War extends a sincere “thank you” to military veterans for their service. You have or are currently defending freedom and justice. You keep America safe. We honor your commitment to keeping the…

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‘The music commenced’— Gettysburg turns tide for Union army

Originally posted on Polishing Your Prose:
One hundred and fifty-two years ago today, “the music commenced” at Gettysburg. The quoted phrase comes from Private Oney F. Sweet, who made reference to the artillery barrages that signaled the beginning of battle.…

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Decoration Day Honored U.S. Civil War Veterans; Later Became Memorial Day

I posted this last year, but think it deserves posting again. On May 5, 1868, Major General John A. Logan, the head of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans, declared Decoration Day as a time … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day and the U.S. Civil War

Originally posted on Polishing Your Prose:
With Mother’s Day just a few days away, I began to wonder about the history of the day purported to honor mothers. Did it exist during the U.S. Civil War? If it did, Oney…

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Question of the Week: April 18-24, 2016

Originally posted on Emerging Civil War:
For this week’s Question of the Week, Phill Greenwalt asks: Do you think the Civil War was an “Irrepressible Conflict” or the product of “a Blundering Generation”?

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Pay Them Gratitude and Respect: Remembering the Civil War’s Prisoners of War

Originally posted on (Legacy) The Gettysburg Compiler:
By Elizabeth Smith ’17 On Friday, April 8, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation in which he designated April 9 as National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day. “We salute the selfless service…

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