Category Archive: American Civil War

This Day In History July 5, 1861 – American Civil War: Battle of Carthage, Missouri – Brother Against Brother, A State Divided

  The western plains of Missouri become the scene of an important battle in the early months of the Civil War. The Missouri State Guard, under Major General Sterling Price, moved south toward Confederate reinforcements in Arkansas, with the Union Army under Brigadier General Nathanial Lyon in hot pursuit, the engagement at Carthage, on July …

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This Day In History July 3, 1863 – American Civil War: Pickett’s charge at Gettysburg

  On this day in 1863, troops under Confederate General George Pickett begin a massive attack against the center of the Union lines on the climactic third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the largest engagement of the war.   For the first two days of the battle, General Robert E. Lee’s Army of …

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This Day In History July 1, 1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg begins

Clashing standards

  The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee’s second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the “High Water Mark of the Rebellion”, Gettysburg was the war’s bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. It was also the inspiration …

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This Day In History – May 12 Siege of Charleston, Battle of Raymond MS, U-Boat sinks ship in Mississippi, Berlin Blockade

  “History by apprising [citizens] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; …

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This Day In History May 1, 1863 – Civil War: Battle of Chancellorsville Fought

Battle of Chancellorsville by Kurz and Allison (depicts the wounding of Confederate Lt. Gen. Stonewall Jackson on May 2, 1863) - Wikipedia

  Battle of Chancellorsville fought with C.S.A. Gen. Robert E. Lee’s strategy and daring adding to his legend of invincibility   On this day in 1863, the Battle of Chancellorsville begins in Virginia. Earlier in the year, General Joseph Hooker led the Army of the Potomac into Virginia to confront Robert E. Lee’s Army of …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Carry Me Back to Old Virginny’ – 1878

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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This Day In History – April 30

  ” History is a vast early warning system.” ~Norman Cousins       America A New Nation 1789 – George Washington becomes America’s first and most popular president On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘God Save The South’ – 1862

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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This Day In History – March 17

    ” History is a vast early warning system.” ~Norman Cousins     Ancient History 45 BC – The Last Battle of Julius Caesar, the Battle of Munda Southern Spain In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda. The Battle …

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This Day In History – February 25

  ” Bound as our lives are to the tyranny of time, it is through what we know of history that we are delivered from our bonds and escape – into time. ~A.L. Rowse, The Use of History ”       _______________________________       American Revolution 1779 – British surrender Fort Sackville On …

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A Tribute To Those Who Wore The Blue & The Gray

    Let [us] be an example to the nations of the earth. . . that the deepest hate can be resolved into love and tolerance.” —Overton Minette, Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic (the leading Union veterans’ organization), Gettysburg, 1938 SmithsonianMag.com   Amazon.com Widgets       A Tribute To Civil War …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Listen To The Mockingbird’ – 1855

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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This Day In History – February 10

    History never looks like history when you are living through it. ~John W. Gardner             Medieval History 1306 – Raibeart Bruis (Robert the Bruce) slays political rival John Comyn igniting the Scottish Revolution against Great Britian In front of the high altar of Greyfriars Church in Dumfries, Robert …

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This Day In History – February 4

  Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results. Machiavelli     …

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This Day In History – January 28

  Man is a history-making creature who can neither repeat his past nor leave it behind. ~W.H. Auden, The Dyer’s Hand           Medieval History 1521 – The Diet of Worms begins, lasting until May 25 The Diet of Worms 1521 (German: Reichstag zu Worms, [ˈʁaɪçstaːk tsuː ˈvɔɐms]) was a diet (a …

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This Day In History – December 27

  But every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country he should lisp the praise of liberty …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘To Arms In Dixie’ – 1861

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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This Day In History – December 11

  If one could make alive again for other people some cobwebbed skein of old dead intrigues and breathe breath and character into dead names and stiff portraits. That is history to me! ~George Macaulay Trevelyan     Ancient History 361 – Julian the Apostate “The Last Pagan” enters Constantinople as sole Emperor of the …

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This Day In History – November 11

  History is a symphony of echoes heard and unheard. It is a poem with events as verses. ~Charles Angoff       Ancient History 308 – Roman Emperor emeritus Diocletian attempts order in the Empire At Carnuntum, Emperor emeritus Diocletian confers with Galerius, Augustus of the East, and Maximianus, the recently returned former Augustus …

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November 7 – News, Views & The Past

News, views, issues and history to promote conservative values, liberty, free markets and peace. Various perspectives, domestic and international, right-left, traditional-liberal are offered to challenge critical, deliberative thought on issues that influence the future of America, and the World.     QUOTE [T]he flames kindled on the 4 of July 1776, have spread over too …

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