Category American Civil War

Free State of Jones

While walking through the Gettysburg battlefield museum this past June, I noticed something I hadn’t during my previous 6 or so trips: a display listing the total number of white southern men, per confederate state, that had fought for the…

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The 155th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

For 3 days (July 1-3, 1863) the 2,400 residents of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, hunkered down in their homes and cellars, waiting for the violent storm to pass. Outside the air was filled with bullets, exploding artillery shells, the pounding of horse…

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The Battle of Gettysburg Began 155 Years Ago Today

July 1, 1863, a 155 years ago today, the Battle of Gettysburg began. The battle would last three days (July 1 – 3). It would be the bloodiest battle of the entire Civil War, with upward estimates of 51,000 casualties…

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The Ghosts of Gettysburg

This post is about civil war history, but it’s also written as a memento for my youngest son to remember our trip by. In great deeds, something abides. On great fields, something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear; but…

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