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February 21, 1861

In Texas the U.S. property at Brazos Santiago was seized and Federals abandoned Camp Cooper.  The Confederate declared navigation of the Mississippi River free and open, and officially declared established the executive departments of the government.  245 more words

Bow Tie Tours

Gettysburg's Jacob Weikert Farm

[A shortened version of this article ran in the February, 2011 issue of Civil War Times Illustrated. I wrote about it back then here… 1,735 more words


Overnight Stay in Gettysburg: Part II

Hey, everyone! As promised, this second post about our overnight stay in Gettysburg will feature our dinner at the Dobbin House Tavern, a wine tasting at the… 485 more words

New Jersey

Gettysburg ancestor Allen B. Cross

My 2nd great grandfather, Allen B. Cross, was born in Pennsylvania and served in the Civil War. He was in Company D of the 148th Infantry of the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. 353 more words

A Time to Heal by Janet Stafford

After the battle of Gettysburg, over 30,000 Confederate and Union soldiers are estimated to have been wounded and were scattered over the battlefield, in field hospitals, and in public buildings and private homes throughout the area. 251 more words

Book Spotlight

The First Use of the “Temporary Insanity” Defense

Today in History, February 19, 1859:

New York Congressman Daniel E. Sickles is acquitted of murder using a temporary insanity defense, the first time this defense was used in US courts. 453 more words