Category Archive: American Civil War

This Day In History – November 2

  “There is one mind common to all individual men…. ….Of the works of this mind history is the record. Man is explicable by nothing less than all his history. All the facts of history pre-exist as laws. Each law in turn is made by circumstances predominant. The creation of a thousand forests is in …

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October 31 – News, Views, Issues & 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 “This was the object of the Declaration of Independence. Not to find out new …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – Southern Soldier Boy 1863

  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 the crush 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 – October 24

  History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future. –Robert Penn Warren       Ancient History 69 – Second Battle of Bedriacum Forces under Antonius Primus, the commander of the Danube armies, loyal …

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This Day In History – October 21

  History is a symphony of echoes heard and unheard. It is a poem with events as verses. ~Charles Angoff     Ancient History 1097 – First Crusade Crusaders led by Godfrey of Bouillon, Bohemund of Taranto, and Raymond IV of Toulouse, begin the Siege of Antioch. The First Crusade (1096–1099) was a military expedition by Western Christianity to regain the Holy Lands taken in the Muslim …

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This Day In History – October 20

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  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   Revolution 1774 – Congress creates the Continental Association On this day in 1774, the First Continental Congress creates the …

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This Day In History – October 18

  There will always be a connection between the way men contemplate the past and the way in which they contemplate the present. —Henry Thomas Buckle (24 November 1821 – 29 May 1862) was an English historian.         Ancient History 1009 – The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Destroyed The Holy Sepulchre a Christian church in Jerusalem, …

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October 17 – News, Views & Issues

  Amazon Shopping – Greenhouses & Gardening Amazon.com Widgets   News, views and issues to promote conservative values, liberty, free markets and peace. Various perspectives, domestic and international, right-left, traditional-liberal are offered to challenge careful, deliberate thought on issues that influence the future of America, and the World.   QUOTE “I want the people of …

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October 15 – News, View & Issues

    News, views and issues to promote conservative values, liberty, free markets and peace. Various perspectives, domestic and international, right-left, traditional-liberal are offered to challenge careful, deliberate thought on issues that influence the future of America, and the World.   QUOTE “[E]ven our Commercial policy should hold an equal and impartial hand: neither seeking …

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This Day In History – October 9

      Study the past, if you would divine the future —Confucius, (traditionally 28 September 551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period.   October 9, 768 – Ancient History Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Carloman I (28 June …

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This Day In History – October 8

    The pull, the attraction of history, is in our human nature. What makes us tick? Why do we do what we do? How much is luck the deciding factor? —David McCullough (July 7, 1933) is an American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer.     October 8, 314 – Ancient History Licinius defeated by …

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This Day In History – September 25

    With the historian it is an article of faith that knowledge of the past is a key to understanding the present. —Kenneth Milton Stampp (12 July 1912 – 10 July 2009), Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley (1946–1983), was a celebrated historian of slavery, the American Civil War, and …

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This Day In History – September 24

    If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development. —Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great.       September 24, 787 – Medieval History Second Council of Nicaea The Second Council of Nicaea is regarded …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – “We Will Fight For Uncle Sam” – circa 1860

    We Will Fight For Uncle Sam A lively tribute in song to the Irish troops that fought on the side of the North to preserve the Union in the American Civil War. The lyrics are written by an unknown poet set to the tune of “Whiskey in the Jar”. The song is common …

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This Day In History – September 18

    96 AD Ancient Rome – Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated 1502 Early Americas – Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his fourth, and final, voyage 1776 War of Independence – Washington reports to Congress on Battle of Harlem Heights 1830 Science History – American steam locomotive races horse …

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This Day In History – September 17

    Ancient History – Alexander destroys Thebes – 335 B.C. American Revolution – Indians and Loyalists burn German Flats, New York – 1778 Science – Charles Darwin arrives at Galapagos Archipelago – 1835 Civil War – Antietam Battle, Sharpsburg Maryland – 1862 Old West – Cheyenne and Sioux decimate frontiersmen at Beecher’s Island – …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Slumber My Darling’ – 1862

  Slumber My Darling A beautiful old American lullaby written by Stephen Foster in the midst of the American War Between The States. A song of devotion, compassion, tenderness and protection, apt for that era of turmoil in American history.   Stephen Collins Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864), known as the “father …

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This Day In History – September 11

  History must be written of, by and for the survivors. Anonymous   Ancient Rome – The Ludi Romani – ‘Roman Games’ In Full Swing – 51 A.D. Ancient History – Louis I, the Pious Succeeds His Father French King Charlemagne – 814 Independence War – The Battle of Brandywine – Patriots Defeated But Unbroken …

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This Day In History – September 10

  September 10, 1608 – Early American History English adventurer John Smith to lead Jamestown English adventurer John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia–the first permanent English settlement in North America. Smith, a colorful figure, had won popularity in the colony because of his organizational abilities and effectiveness in dealing with local Native …

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This Day In History – September 3

  September 3, 1777 – American Revolution The Stars and Stripes flies for the first time in battle The American flag was flown in battle for the first time on this day in 1777, during a Revolutionary War skirmish at Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware. Patriot General William Maxwell ordered the “Stars and Stripes” banner raised as …

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