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Generations of 1914

Some historians like to take a “generational” approach to discussing social history. People who grow up together will see the world shaped in the same ways; they will take certain things for granted (because they already were around when they were born) and others will take some getting used to. 594 more words

Context

150 years ago: Beauregard leaves Charleston and heads north

Back in the fall of 1862, when General P.G.T. Beauregard arrived in Charleston to command the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, he saw the promise to lead in an active theater of war, with the expectation of Federal attack growing by the day.  559 more words

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Tutzing am Starnberger See

I was in Tutzing for three weeks in July and August last summer. It was such a small place, but there is much to say. Tutzing is a little Bavarian lakeside town about twenty-five miles from Munich, a terminus on the city’s broad rail line. 626 more words

History

"I have tried them ... and have found them very serviceable.": Hale's Rockets over Charleston

In my opinion, Brigadier-General Alexander Schimmelfennig’s Civil War career is unfairly marked by his Gettysburg experience.  In the Gettysburg-centric view of the Civil War, he is best known for… 777 more words

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Christian Peter Tenbosch

CHRISTIAN PETER TENBOSCH

The following biography was written by Gail Brumfitt, who lives in Australia and therefore felt a special affinity with this casualty, who served with the Australian Imperial Force.

Union General Michael Corcoran of the Irish Brigade and Corcoran’s Irish Legion

Photo: Brig. Gen. Michael Corcoran

By Martha Boltz
The Washington Times

VIENNA, Va., August 6, 2013 — When things slowed down militarily during the Civil War and a bunch of young men were just killing time, it figures that some version of sports were to be found whether it was baseball, which had its early roots during the Civil War, or a favorite of West Virginians, road ball. 964 more words

Wainwright’s Diary, April 17, 1864:

Colonel Charles S. Wainwright offered a short diary entry for April 17, 1864.  As his custom, he began with the weather:

April 17, Sunday. We have had another wet spell since Friday; yesterday it rained steadily.

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