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For the last stretch of sesquicentennial blogging... what do you want to see?

I don’t think we can put a mark on the calendar and say “This is when the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War Ends.”  But at the same time, the surrenders of key armies in Virginia and North Carolina is generally recognized as the point of closure.  506 more words

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Old And New Inauguration Day

The Inauguration of a United States President and Vice-President is one of the most spectacular and peculiar events on the official calendar. It took a Constitutional Amendment to actually set the date and time for the actual ending of the term of office. 984 more words

Cultural Highlights

Sherman’s March, March 3, 1865: "We skirmished heavily, and drove them rapidly through Cheraw"

In the afternoon of March 3, 1865, Major-General William T. Sherman wrote to Major-General Oliver O. Howard, commanding the Right Wing, expressing both intent and concerns with the march. 1,188 more words

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It’s the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, though one would hardly know it from the meager attention given in the media. One interesting Civil War fact: 620,000 soldiers died in the conflict – more than the total of all troops who were killed in all US-involved wars from the Revolution through the Korean War.


The Battle of the Wilderness

Who: Ulysses S Grant and George Meade (Union) vs Robert E Lee (Confederacy)

What: Confederate tactical victory, Union strategy victory. Actual battle inconclusive.

Where: Spotsylvania County, Virginia… 320 more words

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Nanty Narking with a Head Full of Steam

Yup. My plates are not only full, but they runneth over, I feel like I am running a buffet in my head!

Here is a quick rundown of what I have been up to lately: 670 more words

Never Ending Book

Longstreet campaign game 6: Woody ridge-line fighting

Yippee, I can report that we have completed another campaign game of Longstreet. It’s been a long time since the last game and we had a couple of aborted attempts due to my work and other things but it’s finally in the bag. 2,359 more words