September 17, 2015

The Hero of Little Round Top: The Life and Legacy of Joshua

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Away down south in the land of traitors, rattlesnakes and alligators, right away, come away, right away, come away. Although the American Civil War (1861-1865) was not fought on Minnesota soil, it had a dramatic impact on the new state of Minnesota and its people. REGISTERS OF PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS, 1861-1865. rank, and then alphabetically by surname, thes. By order of the Secretary of War: Correspondence, Orders, And Returns Relating To Events In West Florida, Southern Alabama, Southern Mississippi, And Louisiana From September 1, 1861, To May 12, 1862.
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September 17, 2015

Twelve Years A Slave

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See image» Cap: Essential to firing a percussion rifle-musket, a cap is a tiny brass shell that holds fulminate of mercury. October 25, 1864 - Battle of Marais de Cygnes. Lincoln followed, giving his 272-word speech that lasted less than two minutes. Negro property suddenly became very valuable, and there was raised the howl of 'rich man's war, poor man's fight'. O'Brien complaining about shortage of rations, etc; furlough request; receipt.
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September 17, 2015

Lost Soul: A Confederate Soldier In New England

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One measure of the gap in coverage: Total taxpayer losses in the failed Solyndra solar-energy program might come, at their most dire estimate, to some $800 million. The amendment was satisfactory only to the Union-loving Democrats of the Middle and Border States. These brave acts earned the women the gratitude and respect from the soldiers that they helped. Before noon, the Associated Press issued a statement that the dispatch had not come from them, and at 12.30 p.m. the State Department in Washington DC sent a telegram to verify that the proclamation was "an absolute forgery".
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September 17, 2015

Daniel Webster

Henry Cabot Lodge

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The first engagement between ironclads occurred on March 8-9, 1862, at the Battle of Hampton Roads, VA, when the U. Constitution recognized the right of a state to regulate slavery within its jurisdiction. Miscellaneous Civil War letters (6 items; July-October 1861) of Lt. Meanwhile, McClellan politicked to remove the aged commanding general of all Union armies, Winfield Scott, and got himself installed. "I can do it all," a cocky McClellan boasted. Geary 's division at Wauhatchie Station, a stop on the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, to protect the line of communications to the south as well as the road west to Kelley's Ferry.
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September 17, 2015

American Legends: The Life of Andy Warhol

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His sincere advocacy of a war against European intrusions in the Caribbean during the Fort Sumter crisis to revitalize southern Unionism shocked the diplomatic corps in Washington. The Battle of Savage's Station in Henrico County, Virginia, was the fourth of the Seven Days Battles. General Index to Compiled Military Service Records of Revolutionary Ward Soldiers. In 1854 he suddenly reversed himself and proclaimed "popular sovereignty", whereby people democratically would make the basic decisions.
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September 16, 2015

Co. Aytch: The Classic Memoir of the Civil War by a

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Civil War generals numbered in the hundreds during the war. For black Union troops, rates ranged from 17.7 in the first year of their entry into the war (1863), to 0 in their second year, and 1.8 in the year after the war. Amputation was the treatment of choice for broken or severely wounded limbs. On a signal, lead parties of sharpshooters and engineers who masqueraded as deserting soldiers headed out to overwhelm Union pickets and to remove wooden defenses that would have obstructed the infantry advance.
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September 16, 2015

Finding Lincoln In Dewitt County

Helen Stites

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On November 22, Schofield rushed two divisions north to secure Columbia and the first arrived on November 24, in time to prevent Maj. The Georgetown Pike to Washington and the National Road to Baltimore both crossed the Monocacy River there as did the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Also linked on the . 18th and 19th century (1800s) reproduction uniforms and clothing items including Federal, Regency, Romantic Era, Mexican War, Civil War, Victorian, Indian . Nagl is a West Point graduate and Rhodes Scholar who was a combat commander in Iraq and has written two influential books about the modern military.
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September 16, 2015

The Underground Railroad in Michigan

Carol E. Mull

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What Moulton described was desire for a kind of accountability. The Oregonian says Why the hell did you citizens decision to leave Texan says That stuff. They will neither sell to the negro, nor let the carpet-bagger have it in peace, but are determined to hold it for themselves and their children forever. They have house boys and girls like Bobby ending faith in Ted our faith. The Confederate commanders hoped to attract thousands of Kentuckians to the colors, and draw Federal forces out of Tennessee.
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September 16, 2015

War, Terrible War ( A History of US) (ISBN:0195077555)

Joy Hakim

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Captured papers refer to the burning of Richmond and killing of President Davis as primary objectives. Fahs, The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South (2001); D. Many military graves are inscribed with abbreviations that denote the unit of service, rank, medals, or other information on the military veteran.� Many may also be marked with bronze or stone plaques provided by the Veterans Administration.� This list includes some of the most common abbreviations. 1CL - Petty Officer First Class (2CL = Second Class, and so on) AF or USAF - Air Force; ENG or E&M - Engineer; Engineers/Miners SS - Sharpshooters (or sometimes Silver Star, see below) These abbreviations generally follow another award to indicate superior achievement or multiple awards:
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September 16, 2015

Beyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of

Adam Rothman

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Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new -- North as well as South. [5] August through October, 1858 saw seven Illinois towns witnessing the Lincoln-Douglas debates; Douglas the national figure defending the choice of voters whether to accept slavery or not, and the little-known Lincoln taking a stand against slavery on political, social, and moral grounds.
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