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All the Fair Faced Pretty Boys

A memory. I am remembering a day at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, Mass. The Society holds one of the great collections of early American manuscripts and artifacts, everything from John Quincy Adams’ diary to Paul Revere’s pistol. 1,154 more words

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Battle of Chattanooga and Chickamauga - Part 2

The US Congress authorized the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in 1890. 

Flags from each state involved in the battle hang in the Visitor Center… 23 more words


Mustard Seed by: Laila Ibrahim

Mustard Seed by Laila Ibrahim
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I will not know which seeds will take root and flourish, but the sowing itself is an act of faith. 392 more words


A Woman's View of Slavery

Written for the Arkansian

A Woman’s View of Slavery

The North is now the very hotbed of anarchy and corruption, and loud tongues are uniting there in denouncing, in the same breath, the Bible and the Constitution of the United States, as offering a shelter for slavery. 892 more words


A “Dependent” South

A “Dependent” South.

The New York Tribune has this choice paragraph.

“Not only is the south entirely dependent upon new England for ice, hay, potatoes, brogans, plows, hoes, rocking chairs, and Yankee notions without number; it is only by means of constant importations from New England that the south is able to keep up its supply of teachers, preachers, lawyers, doctors, editors, and even of politicians.” 148 more words


Drumbeat for Civil War

Indianola sat on the middle Texas coast––a southern town with a seaport’s connection to the cosmopolitan world of commerce, business cooperation, and a diverse blend of residents newly arrived from all over Europe. 904 more words


OTD: Civil War Soldier George Potter was born

#Onthisday in 1845, Civil War Soldier George Potter was born.

On January 19, 1938, The Saratogian reported

Schuylerville—George W. Potter, only surviving Civil War veteran and member of Frank Norton Post, 16, GAR, in the town of Saratoga, quietly celebrated his 93rd birthday at the home of his son, Germond Potter, and Mrs. 196 more words