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January 1863


By this year, the Confederacy was employing nearly 100,000 bureaucrats to regulate food processing, textile production, and armament manufacturing. Many southerners criticized this regulation because it not only hampered the economy, but it closely resembled the Federal control from which they were fighting to free themselves. 2,414 more words

Abraham Lincoln

April 1863


The Richmond bread riot occurred, as angry citizens (mostly women) demanded food, then looted the business district and stole flour, meal, clothing, and other items. 1,091 more words

Army Of The Potomac

November 1862


One of the first black Federal regiments, the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, joined an expedition moving along the coast of Georgia and eastern Florida. 769 more words

Abraham Lincoln

December 1862


The third session of the Thirty-Seventh Federal Congress assembled in Washington. President Lincoln submitted his annual message, stating, “I cannot make it better known than it already is, that I strongly favor colonization” of freed slaves out of the U.S., preferably to Africa or the Caribbean. 984 more words

Abraham Lincoln

A Wonderful Escape (October 3, 1864)

George Meade tells his wife about his narrow escape from an artillery shell. Theodore Lyman mentioned this incident in his letter from yesterday. The generals who shared Meade’s brush with death are Andrew Humphreys, Charles Griffin, and Joseph Bartlett. 919 more words

Lesson # 34: There is a story behind everything.

Have you ever had a conversation with a child that left you wondering why things are they way they are? Recently I have had a few conversations with my son about the origin of words. 572 more words