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More Civil War Nicknames

March 12, 2017 1

Over the years, a previous article on Civil War Nicknames has remained one of the most popular posts on this site, so much so that a sequel to the original seems to be in order. […]

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Grant Protects Lee From Treason Trial

April 26, 2016 0

Following the end of Civil War hostilities in 1865, there were many in the North who wanted the civil and military officials of the Confederacy to stand trial for treason. The assassination of Abraham Lincoln […]

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Christmas at Moss Neck with Stonewall Jackson

December 23, 2015 4

Following the Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862, General Stonewall Jackson established his winter headquarters at Moss Neck Manor, a stately plantation home located twelve miles east of the city. The home of Richard […]

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The Phantom Limbs of George Dedlow

August 16, 2015 0

In July 1866, The Atlantic Monthly magazine published a lead article titled “The Case of George Dedlow.” Although the author was anonymous, it appeared to be an autobiographical narrative of a physician who had served […]

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Edmund Ruffin Fires His Final Shot of the War

June 17, 2015 0

The renowned Southern nationalist, Edmund Ruffin, was 67-years-old when he travelled to South Carolina and fired a cannon during the opening attack on Fort Sumter in April 1861. He was also present at the battles […]

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The Changing Face of Lincoln

February 15, 2015 8

Abraham Lincoln’s physical appearance changed dramatically during his tenure as President of the United States. The magnitude of his apparent aging is often demonstrated by showing a photograph from the start of his first term […]

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Lincoln’s Letter to Mrs. Bixby

November 21, 2014 2

One hundred and fifty years ago today, a letter was written to a Mrs. Lydia Bixby of Massachusetts consoling her for the loss of five sons during their service in the Union army. The letter, […]

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Yellow Fever Plot of 1864 Targeted Lincoln, U.S. Cities

July 13, 2014 2

In the summer of 1864, Dr. Luke P. Blackburn, a Kentucky-born physician turned Confederate agent, allegedly instituted a bioterrorism plot against United States cities and President Abraham Lincoln. Blackburn’s goal was to “release” Yellow Fever […]

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