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Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.
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One hundred and fifty one years ago today, the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi, surrendered to General Grant. One has to really hunt to find out what happened to the city immediately after that. 1,518 more words
It’s time for some catching up (yay! some spare time!). Before looking at timeline events, let’s check out this week’s Reconstruction city focus: Memphis, Tennessee. This is also a very good time to reintroduce Nathan Bedford Forrest, whose plantation in northern Mississippi was not very far from Memphis. 2,417 more words
During a recent holiday I found myself in a library, with a little free time and with a taste for escapism. A new translation in anthology form of some of Jules Verne’s “amazing voyage” novels attracted me. 3,827 more words
These Reconstruction posts require more research than the Civil War posts did, but I will get the next post to you – which focuses on Memphis, Tennessee – as soon as possible. 4,671 more words