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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

Civil War: an “Irrepressible Conflict” or product of “Blundering Generation”? 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”? View … Continue reading

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

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Slinging Insults in the Confederate State House

You think politics is uncivil today? Take a look back: Emerging Civil War Judah Benjamin            (photo courtesy wikipedia) Things got testy in the U. S. Congress in the years before the war. Most of us know … Continue reading

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Civil War Generals’ Sex Quiz

See how much you really know about the Civil War . . . Emerging Civil War Here’s a little April 1st tomfoolery for you. Prepare to get sassy with your morning coffee: the Civil War Generals’ Sex Quiz:  View original post … Continue reading

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“It is for us the living…”

Today is the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Private Oney F. Sweet fought at Gettysburg and wrote afterward that he saw 23 of his comrades fall in as many minutes. Emerging Civil War Four score and seven years ago … Continue reading

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