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Griot on the Go!: September Speaking Schedule

Aug 29 2014

Please come out and join me (or listen in) if you can!

 Radio: September 2 from 10a-11a on “The Marc Steiner Show” on WEAA 88.9 FM… 102 more words

"The amount of sickness in this command ... is deplorable": August 30, 1864 - Savannah needs quinine

On August 30, 1864, General Lafayette McLaws, commanding the District of Georgia, wrote to Major Charles Stringfellow, Assistant Adjutant-General for Major-General Samuel Jones in Charleston, in regard to a pressing matter in Savannah: 496 more words

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Just a quick word about gatekeepers.

This was my first week in the Washington, D.C. Metro area.  So, like any good researcher on Monday I headed directly for the Library of Congress to get my reader card. 227 more words


Firing on a flag of truce: An incident of war at Charleston, August 30, 1864

On the morning of August 30, 1864, the Third Major Bombardment of Fort Sumter was starting an eighth week.  The routine of that bombardment might be considered “skirmishing” with heavy guns.  975 more words

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"The enemy floated a torpedo down": Federal attempts to blast Fort Sumter to bits

At the start of the Third Major Bombardment of Fort Sumter, Major-General John Foster had in mind a plan to level the fort by way of a large explosive device.  505 more words

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Renactor/War Correspondent's Authentic Civil War Dispatch Written By Thomas Martin Saturday

Latest Dispatch from Samuel Wilkeson of the N.Y. Tribune from Virginia– at Old World Wisconsin Site, 23 August 2014

21 August 1864
Near Petersburg, Virginia… 879 more words