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Soldiers on the March

I have a fascination with foot-mobile infantry. I do not believe that anyone in the military now, or at any point, really, loves foot marches. Foot marches. 241 more words

Poetry

Fifty acres and a slave: One man's not-so-new proposal to attract more recruits for the Confederate army


An offer they couldn’t refuse?: “Lincoln has tempted thousands of men into his Army by offering reward. I now propose to outbid him… We can command thousands of men from Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, England, and France by offering them a home in the sunny South and a servant.” 1,879 more words

Prado Park - 12th Annual Civil War Event

We are excitedly readying ourselves for the 12th Annual Civil War Reenactment at Prado Regional Park, sponsored by the SCCWA. This wonderful event kicks off the season for our group every year and really is a lot of fun! 299 more words

Civil War

Notable new book: Eric Foner's GATEWAY TO FREEDOM - The Underground Railroad

Review by KEVIN BAKER – NEW YORK TIMES

“I dreaded the approach of summer, when snakes and slaveholders made their appearance,” wrote Harriet Jacobs, author, educator, servant, mother of two — and escaped slave. 370 more words

Democracy

The execution of Charles I (account by Philip Henry, 1649)

January 30th – On this day in 1649, Charles I was executed for treason outside the Banqueting House in Whitehall.  Philip Henry wrote of the event: 214 more words

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