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Lincoln's Message To The Army

What did President Lincoln have to say to his soldiers after the Battle of Fredericksburg?

We dug into the ECW archives and found Chris Mackowski’s post from 2013 to answer the question. 102 more words

Emerging Civil War

Foote on Burnside

As Shelby Foote worked on his massive three-volume narrative of The Civil War, he kept his friend, novelist Walker Percy, in the loop on his progress.  151 more words


Question of the Week: 12/12-12/18/16

Do you have a favorite military unit from the Battle of Fredericksburg? Why do you admire them?

Emerging Civil War

Communicating Death & Creating Memory on Fredericksburg's Streets

I have recently had a conference paper accepted on the topic of letters communicating bereavement to those on the Home Front. Since I began my work on the widow’s and dependent pension files, I have become particularly interested in these types of document, and in exploring the multitude of questions we can ask of them. 3,177 more words

Irish American Civil War

OTD November 14 1862 Abraham Lincoln Approves General Burnside's Plan to Capture Richmond, Virginia

Plan eventually led to one of the great Civil War Battles:

The Battle of Fredericksburg

By Michael S Sheaffer 

"Mother many a good man wint acrost the river but never come back, it was murder": An Irishman at Fredericksburg & Gettysburg

I am currently working through the New York unit casualties at Gettysburg to draw together all those of Irish-birth or Irish ethnicity who lost their lives as a result of that engagement. 1,229 more words

Irish American Civil War

Wonders of Nature- The Spider

When you see the wonders of nature like a spider shooting its web out in the wind you should have no needs; you should have no wants.  164 more words