Category Archives: Civil War

More Concrete Statues and Roses

It wouldn’t be Spring on this blog if I didn’t have some concrete statues and roses to show you, right? To be fair, I only bought one new concrete statue this year and it’s going to be given as a … Continue reading

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Hard-to-Finish Projects

I have to admit that I’ve had a few projects on my finishing table that I’ve had absolutely no motivation to work on. Probably because they don’t involve yarn, fabric, or flowers. *sigh* Do you remember these: I have made … Continue reading

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Machining Civil War Era Cannons

If you know me or have followed my blog for a while, you might already know that I’m a bit of a Civil War buff. It turns out that my knowledge of this era came in kind of handy. Jay … Continue reading

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Cross Stitched Gettysburg – Framed!

This piece was a kit by Sunset called “Gettysburg.” It was the first piece that I’ve ever started for myself. Looking at my spreadsheet I started it in April 2003 and finished it October 30, 2007. Since then I’ve let … Continue reading

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My Civil War Fashion Patterns

When my parents came over for Thanksgiving this year my mom brought me a bag of patterns. She had been cleaning out her pattern drawer and came across a bunch that were mine. The other day I took them out … Continue reading

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My First Large Sewing Project – NSM 9-8-15

I have always been a huge Civil War buff. After college there was a time when I thought that I might try to get into reenacting. I didn’t know anybody who reenacted, but I knew that you could do it … Continue reading

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Book Review – “Lincoln In The World”

As a student of Civil War history I have read a LOT about Lincoln. I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review and it is definitely one that I’m glad to be able … Continue reading

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Tredegar Iron Works

The machinery of war consists of guns, ammo, cannons, locomotives, and other metal-based goods. The Union had quite a few foundries, forges, and mills already producing much of this material. In the South, however, there weren’t many manufacturing facilities. They … Continue reading

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Lincoln and God

“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.” The Civil War was a terrible thing. It pitted brother against brother; family against family; … Continue reading

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Quilts in the Civil War

You may have heard this before, but quilts have played many roles in the Civil War. The most popular use was along the Underground Railroad. Each quilt pattern had a different meaning, and the escaped slaves were well versed in … Continue reading

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