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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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North Carolina


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As if Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville, and the Wilderness weren’t enough Civil War battlefields to see for a week, today we went to Spotsylvania. 417 more words

Wise Chickens

“May God have mercy on General Lee, for I will have none.”…proclaimed Fighting Joe Hooker in March of 1863.  Such bold talk was a welcomed change following the disasters of the Seven Days battles, Second Bull Run, and Fredericksburg.  197 more words