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Civil War Transcendence, Part 61


The Union Army, since dubbed the Army of the Atlantic, had not progressed any further in the East since McClellan had gotten chewed up in North Carolina. 393 more words

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My Beautiful South- wise words from whitman

“poor boy! I never knew you, Yet I think I could not refuse this moment to die for you, if that would save you”
― Walt Whitman, Drum Taps

Far-Right Islamic extemists release viodeo of decapitated Syrian soldiers

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIL or ISIS, claims the bodies are from a battle at a Syrian army base in the northern province of Raqqa.According the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, ISIL attacked the base on Friday, leaving more than 85 bodies scattered around the site. 31 more words


Civil War Transcendence, Part 60


So what happened out in the west in this parallel universe?

In August, 1861, the Confederates won the Battle of Wilson’s Creek near Springfield, MO. 277 more words

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My Beautiful South- The Battle of Chickamauga

The Battle of Chickamauga

I grew up outside of Chattanooga TN, nestled in the hills and ridges of North Georgia. I have always felt like I was a good example of a newly evolved generation of southern culture.   274 more words

Pardoning Robert Taylor Preston

This week, I have Prestons on the brain. Actually, it’s been going on for a while. In May, I gave a presentation about Special Collections’ holdings relating to the Preston family in Virginia and Smithfield/Solitude history. 301 more words

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You're Beautiful, Doe....

While out in the Chickamuga Battlefield working on a school assignment yesterday, I made a sweet friend who stuck around and followed as I was shooting. 54 more words