October 23, 1861 – The Federal defeat at Ball’s Bluff outraged northerners, sent the Lincolns into mourning, and increased calls for Major General George B. McClellan to wage “all-out war” against the Confederates. 1,050 more words
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“KSN News Poll shows Donald Trump losing ground in Kansas” says a stunning little article from a Kansas media site.
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“The poll showed that Donald Trump would get 44 percent of the vote followed by Hillary Clinton with 39 percent.
We are in another election season, one of the strangest in modern American history, and there is much speculation about the race for both the Presidency and Congressional elections. 763 more words
July 30, 1861 – Major General Benjamin F. Butler, commanding the Federal garrison at Fort Monroe, Virginia, wrote to Secretary of War Simon Cameron requesting clarification on the Lincoln administration’s policy on slaves escaping from their masters and seeking protection within Federal military lines. 974 more words
It’s not every day you have the exact date and moment two historical figures meet for the first time. Most meetings are inconsequential when they happen, and it’s only in hindsight that these people realize how important that meeting was to them. 954 more words
It all started in the Senate chamber in 1856 when Senator Charles Sumner, a Massachusetts Republican, addressed the Senate on the explosive issue of whether Kansas should be admitted to the Union as a slave state or a free state. 367 more words