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Iron Thunder by Avi

Subtitle: The Battle Between the Monitor & the Merrimac

Published: 2007

Genre: children’s historical fiction

Length: 208 pages

Setting: Brooklyn, 1862… 358 more words

Book Review

Exciting Times

“A February 1933 fire that burned the Reichstag building was blamed on a Communist. The incident was used by the Nazis to crack down on Communists in Germany. 282 more words

Quotable Harriet Beecher Stowe

 American writer, Harriet Beecher Stowe, who stirred up abolitionist feelings a decade before the Civil War with her book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, offers insightful bits of wisdom. 99 more words

Whimsical Words

Lieutenant Edward Hopkins - April 23rd 1864

Saturday April 23, 1864

Receive a letter from Miss M.J.D.  Go out on picket with a detail of 21 men, 7 corporals. & 2 sergeants, 7 posts.   62 more words

150 Years Ago Today

April 23, 1864 Returned Home from Mr John stickels had A tolerbly Wet trip but Arived At Home all rite Mailed A leter to Kate Rupp

Camden Expedition: April 23, 1864


Before dawn, Lt. Col. Drake had his Union wagon train awakened and made ready for their trek to Pine Bluff. Drake had 1200 infantry – 240 cavalry troops under the command of Major McCauley – and 4 cannons of Battery E, 2nd Missouri Light Artillery. 571 more words

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