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The US Reconstruction Timeline: September 1865

The American Civil War has left us with some great songs. However, there was another musical tradition present before, during, and after the war. Its plaintive, stark beauty only grew stronger as its people, suddenly thrust from slavery to freedom, struggled to find their places in the newly united nation 150 years ago this month. 1,233 more words

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The Best After Action Reports, Ever

Every now and then you run across something on this here great world wide web that is so good, you just have to share. I’m using free WordPress, so I can’t embed videos, but the links I’m going to put below are, I promise, well worth following. 100 more words

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Ahem. I apologize for the hyperbolic post title, but I haven’t had an ACW victory in months and months, so I have to vigorously exercise my bragging rights when the opportunity arises! 1,153 more words


Have Game, Will Travel

An embarrassing number of weeks ago (embarrassing, because I’m just now getting a post up about it), Frank the Arkie (no relation) invited me to play an ACW game with his crew down in Little Rock. 883 more words


The US Reconstruction Timeline - August 1-31, 1865

The pace of this timeline certainly has slowed down over the first few months after the American Civil War ended 150 years ago. Things will pick up again later this year, as state and federal political machinery kicks in and after the harvest is over. 1,603 more words

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The US Reconstruction Timeline - July 6-31, 1865


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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The US Reconstruction Timeline - Vicksburg, July 4, 1865

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

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