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Stop defending Confederates

I’mma get this outta the way right up front.

The Constitution of the Confederate States of America (CSA), Article I Section 9(1), states

“The importation of negroes of the African race from any foreign country, other than the slaveholding States or Territories of the United States of America, is hereby forbidden; and Congress is required to pass such laws as shall effectually prevent the same.” 760 more words

The Second Battle of Bull Run

After General George McClellan’s campaign to take Richmond fell flat, he became even more disenchanted with the Lincoln administration but vowed that if provided with 50,000 men, he would mount another attack on the Confederate front. 1,096 more words

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The Election of 1868

The crisis of secession and the Civil War did not end with Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. Even as the war ended, there remained the difficult process of Reconstruction with important questions to decide. 1,325 more words


A Murky Heritage: the U.S. Army, the Civil War, and Memory

“I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones; So let it be with Caesar.”

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The Map of Slavery

Take a look at this map.

As the article in Ranker.com states, this is a map produced by the US Coast Survey which depicts the proportion of the residents of each county in the South who were slaves, the darker the shading, the higher the percentage of slaves. 759 more words


Mosby's Rangers in the Civil War

Welcome to guest blogger, Special Collections History Intern Joshua Kane.  Today he presents a book review of, “Mosby’s Rangers.”

This book, “Mosby’s Rangers” is a compilation of information from James J. 369 more words

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Thank You

To Our Readers,

We want to thank you for being so patient with us in regard to The Gamble. The research to get this story accurate has been a tremendous undertaking, but there is finally light at the end of the tunnel. 98 more words