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The American Civil-War Reconstruction 150th Anniversary: Jules Verne and the Gun Club

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

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The 150th US Reconstruction Anniversary Timeline - A Note on Emancipation

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

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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary: May 5-9, 1865

As mentioned, I decided to end the Civil War portion of this timeline on May 9th, when CS General Nathan Bedford Forrest bids farewell to his troops. 1,038 more words

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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - April 27 to May 4, 1865

Here is a look at what was happening in the closing days of the Civil War, 150 years ago. And as promised last week, we’ll also do a quick look at reconstruction in some of the major Southern cities. 2,361 more words

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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - April 20-26, 1865


The flow of home-bound former Confederate soldiers was starting to turn into a flood around this time, 150 years ago. The essential contest had ended. 4,863 more words

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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary Post - April 13-19, 1865

Here is a look at what was happening in the Civil War 150 years ago this week. The assassination is the big news this week. Next week, we’ll look more closely at the knotty problems of reconstruction that President Lincoln referred to in his… 2,605 more words

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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary Post - April 6-12, 1865

Here is a look at what was happening in the Civil War 150 years ago this week. The war is winding down, and John Wilkes Booth is winding up. 2,406 more words

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