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A different contribution to the "Sesqui landscape", on the last days of the war

It shouldn’t be too hard to imagine… I subscribe to a number of different Civil War-related blogs, sites, Facebook pages, etc., and over the last week or so, I’ve watched as many have focused on the closing fights… at places like Bentonville and Fort Stedman. 1,146 more words

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A correction/clarification in regard to General Alfred Terry's Command and the Tenth Corps

At several points when discussing the movements in North Carolina in March 1865, I have referenced General Alfred Terry’s command as “The Tenth Corps.”  Not so.  888 more words

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150th Anniversary of Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Court House

True – I failed to commemorate the 1st anniversary of this blog (last week on March 17th) but I will not miss the historic anniversary that takes place in two weeks in small town in Virginia – less than 125 miles from where I’m sitting right now. 547 more words

150th Anniversary Of Lee's Surrender

Sgt. Calvin "Frank" Harlow and the Battle of Fort Stedman

“When I think of such things, knowing them well, all the vast and complicated events of the war, on which history dwells and makes its volumes, fall aside, and for the moment at any rate I see nothing but young Calvin Harlowe’s figure in the night, disdaining to surrender.” 1,334 more words

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Meerkat: "Wish we'd had this earlier for the 150ths" or "too much noise"?

You may have seen the buzz of late concerning a new app called Meerkat.  The rather lightweight app, running on an iOS device (I don’t think there is a version out for Andriod or other platforms yet), which allows the user to stream video straight through Twitter.  346 more words

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Anson Croman and the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stedman

Orange arrow pointing to circle, upper center: March 23, 1865 position of the 20th Michigan at Battery Number 9 just north of Fort Stedman two days before the battle. 264 more words

20th Michigan Infantry Regiment

Sisters of Shiloh by Kathy Hepinstall & Becky Hepinstall Hilliker

‘They were sisters, the pretty one and the one who lived in her shadow,………..Libby and chipped-toothed Josephine, Libby’s elder by a year………The other children in town courted the affections of Libby, but she preferred the sweet mixture of orchard and sister, all the shade and adoration.’ 325 more words

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