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150 Years Ago Today

April 19, 1864 the Day is fine and butiful Went to Mr turpens and remained until in the Evening partoock of A fine Diner and Enjoyed my self verey much thay Wished me to Come Again but I had to Decline for the Want of time stayed all Night With Mr F. 10 more words

150 years ago in Middletown, Connecticut … Week of April 20, 1864

From The Constitution, Wednesday, April 20, 1864 (volume 27, number 1373)

War News.

On Tuesday morning, April 12th, the rebel Gen. Forrest attacked Fort Pillow… 1,955 more words

150 Years Ago

Becoming Queen

On her fingers, Jeana ticked off, “You have the spacers, you have your friends in the Senate, and you have us. You have one last, powerful weapon, perhaps the most powerful of all.” 408 more words


This little thing changed the nation; the gun used to kill Lincoln

April 15, 1865

I always thought it would be more substantial, what it did was.


Uncle Tom's Cabin

The complete title of Uncle Tom’s Cabin is:

Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly.

Uncle Tom, Topsy, Sambo, Simon Legree, Little Eva: their names are American bywords, and all of them are characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s remarkable novel of the pre-Civil War South, and anti-slavery. 912 more words

Chasing Lincoln's Killer

• Grade Range: 5-12.
• History related title
• James L Swanson
• Chasing Lincoln’s Killer
• Publisher: New York, Scholastic
• 2009
• 198 pages. 589 more words


They would not have taken them in church.

Part II of Bailham and Hannah Sauls Speight’s pension application file arrived today, and here are some extracts from witnesses deposed 4 June 1904:

  • Hannah Speight – “I claim pension as the widow of Bailham Speight but who served during the Civil War in the U.S.
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