Civil War

Civil War Musket Rounds Found Inside Dead Crocodile.

by Daniel Russ on January 16, 2015

American crocodiles are thought to live about 80 years. That might be correct. Or to might be completely incorrect. recently crocodile hunters in Mississippi shot and killed a specimen that weighed almost half a ton. While dressing the animal (cleaning it out, and separating the meat from the ofal), the hunters discovered nine spherical lead […]

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    Southern Author May Chesnut’s Diary Of The Civil War is a rare window into history, our own history, the bloodiest chapter of it at the very least. This week I have been sharing excepts at random. Here she talks about Fort Sumpter and the slow agonizing artillery duels through the night and the […]

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Republican Gov. William Buckingham Admitted Freed Slaves Into The Connecticut Guard. The Reaction Was Just Like Today. Bigots Come Out Of The Woodwork.

April 19, 2014

  In Connecticut, Republican Gov. William Buckingham pressed for the recruitment of blacks, and in a special session on Nov. 13, 1863, the Connecticut General Assembly approved the formation of black infantry units, although not without fiery, racially charged debate. Calling it “the most disgraceful bill ever introduced into the Connecticut Legislature,” Democratic Rep. William […]

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Going Home: How The End Of The American Civil War Was A Distinctly Different Experience For The Soldiers Of Each Side.

March 18, 2013

  In the mid 19th century, news didn’t quite travel at blazing speeds. After Appomattox, troops north to south were still engaged in armed conflict. Some 20,000 men clashed in Columbus, Georgia on April 12th, 1865, days after the surrender. Isolated units west of the Mississippi fought for weeks before they met other Confederate troops […]

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Military Anecdote Of The Day. The Abolitionist In England.

October 9, 2012

Henry Ward Beecher   Henry Ward Beecher was a firebrand abolitionist and provocateur. On a trip to England in an attempt to rally British support for the Northern cause, Beecher ran into hecklers. The British were probably enjoying the schadenfreude when the rebellious “colonies” were imploding in a bloody civil war. They were also enjoying […]

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Bobble Head Doll Of John Wilkes Booth Pulled From Shelves Of Gettysburg Museum.

May 5, 2012

  “Bobblehead dolls of the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln have been pulled from sale at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitors’ center bookstore. The dolls of John Wilkes Booth with a handgun were removed from shelves on Saturday, a day after a reporter for Hanover’s The Evening Sun newspaper asked about them, officials […]

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A Union Colonel Writes To His Parents Before A Battle.

July 21, 2011

Head Quarters, First Zouaves, Camp Lincoln: Washington, D.C., May 23, 1861 My Dear Father and Mother—The Regiment is ordered to move across the river tonight. We have no means of knowing what reception we are to meet with. I am inclined to the opinion that our entrance to the city of Alexandria will be hotly […]

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Amazing Civil War Surgical Tools And Kits

January 25, 2011

Source:http://www.civilwarmedicalbooks.com/hernstein.html Related Posts:Civil War Musket Rounds Found Inside Dead Crocodile.Mary Chesnut Talks About Hearing Artillery In The Distance.Republican Gov. William Buckingham Admitted Freed Slaves Into The Connecticut Guard. The Reaction Was Just Like Today. Bigots Come Out Of The Woodwork.Going Home: How The End Of The American Civil War Was A Distinctly Different Experience For […]

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Let’s Get Our Casus Belli Straight

January 23, 2011

I have written quite a bit about the notion that there may one day be several countries on this continent, not just two. But when talking about Civil War, it is important to note that we entered into this conflict primarily on moral reasoning. The Americans who lived in the north by and large felt […]

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Coded Civil War Message From Vicksburg Just Decoded.

January 22, 2011

A message in a bottle delivered to a Confederate general during the American Civil War has been deciphered, 147 years after it was written. In the encrypted message, a commander tells Gen John Pemberton that no reinforcements are available to help him defend Vicksburg, Mississippi. “You can expect no help from this side of the […]

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Women As Soldiers In The Civil War

June 11, 2010

It is an accepted convention that the Civil War was a man’s fight. Images of women during that conflict center on self-sacrificing nurses, romantic spies, or brave ladies maintaining the home front in the absence of their men. The men, of course, marched off to war, lived in germ-ridden camps, engaged in heinous battle, languished […]

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The Strange Acts of Grace at the Battle of Fredricksburg; The Story of The Angel of Marye’s Heights.

June 11, 2009

During the hour and a half while he helped wounded soldiers on the battlefield, in this small area no one from either side fired. They waited until Kirkland was done ministering.

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Military Anecdote of the Day

June 9, 2009

Ulysses S. Grant was often unkempt and shabbily dressed. Once upon entering a tavern on a wintry evening in Galena, Illinois, he came upon a large group of attorneys who were there for a court session. They were gathered around the hearth. One attorney looked up and pronounced: “Here’s a stranger gentleman and by the […]

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Civil War Anecdote

June 2, 2009

Union General John Sedgwick Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia on the 9th of May, 1864 rode his mount forward to an elevated spot between his troops and Confederates. Pickets warned him that Confederate snipers were out. General Sedgewick brushed off the nervous nellies, ‘they couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance……’, at that very moment a […]

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Civil War Anecdote. Stonewall Jackson’s Bad News.

May 31, 2009
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“Stonewall” Jackson     During the Civil War, night attacks were uncommon. But after Stonewall Jackson had started the Battle of Chancellorsville so late in the day  the sun had set through the thick woods before he could finish the job. The evening after the first day’s battle, Jackson and his aides were reconnoitering a […]

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