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Baseball In The Blue And Gray (Part 2)

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author Michael Aubrecht for Part 2 of his article. (You can find Part 1 here.)

It has been disputed for decades whether Union General Abner Doubleday was in fact the “father of the modern game.” Many baseball historians still reject the notion that Doubleday designed the first baseball diamond and drew up the modern rules. 1,963 more words

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Baseball In The Blue And Gray (Part 1)

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome back guest author Michael Aubrecht

It is considered America’s National Pastime, but far more than just a mere sporting event, baseball has become a major part of the American consciousness. 1,403 more words

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Filthy Friday: Rolling with a Purpose

“It looks like you rolled in dirt,” I said to the Young Giant when he dumped a gritty mess on my lap.
“I did,” he said, “but it was rolling with a purpose. 300 more words

Living History

Sheldon Appleby Among the Archives

I have known Sheldon Appleby, my great-great-great grandfather, only through his handwriting—and only that through a single letter handwritten from February 1863, and only that through a photocopy of a photocopy. 1,037 more words


Appomattox Paroles

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author, Roger Futrell

The Appomattox Court House paroles which General Ulysses S. Grant issued to Robert E. Lee’s surrendered Army of Northern Virginia, in April 1865, symbolized President Lincoln’s desire to unify the Nation. 878 more words

Emerging Civil War

"And now I am going to tell you what I think about soldiering"

From my ancestor, Sheldon S. Appleby—the letter that began my hunt earlier this week for information about a Civil War ancestor I didn’t know I had… 506 more words