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The Second Inauguration of Jefferson Davis

Confederate President Jefferson Davis, on the 130th anniversary of George Washington’s birthdate, was due to be inaugurated for a second time. Davis ran unopposed in the first (and only) presidential election in the Confederate States of America and was set to begin his six-year term on February 22, 1862. 724 more words

Civil War

U.S. Rep. John H. Reagan: A moderate pro-slavery advocate circa 1860

The Congressional Globe
The Official Proceedings of Congress, Published by John C. Rives, Washington, D.C.
House of Representatives, 36th Congress, 1st Session
Feb. 29, 1869… 8,025 more words

Politics

The McCready-Hurley Ledger: Confederate Price List, 1865

The following list of prices appears in the McCready-Hurley Ledger after the official Confederate records, and immediately after a list of notable dates in history (including the dates of many Civil War battles, but also older events like Columbus’s discovery of the Americas, the birth of William Penn, and the Battle of Trafalgar). 265 more words

Virginia

20 October 2017. You Can’t Pull Words Out of a Song!

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“You can’t pull words out of a song!” That’s an old Russian saying. That is, you can’t change the past. It’s what it is, whether you liked what happened or not. 266 more words

USA

Let them eat bread!

Southern women faced a lot of hardship during the Civil War. Not only were they missing their husbands, brothers, fathers and children, but they also were providing for themselves and their family in a country where they were treated as second class citizens. 605 more words

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