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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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Civil War Hiatus

I know that today is supposed to be an intelligent post that imparts some Civil War knowledge to the masses who read this blog. Yes, all two of you. I have been busy, though, and have had some other fairly … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Beard

In 1860 Abraham Lincoln was nominated as the Republican candidate for president. What a lot of people don’t realize is that Lincoln didn’t always have the whiskers that we automatically connect with his image. In fact, it was Lincoln’s campaign … Continue reading

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The 1860 Democratic Convention

Last week I discussed the 1860 Republican Convention and the nomination of Abraham Lincoln for the presidency. I thought that this week I would tell you about the Democratic Convention that occurred that same year in order to determine the … Continue reading

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1860 Republican Convention

This year’s election is a very important one for our country. Depending on which candidate is elected our country will either start on the road to recovery or else it will cease to exist as we grew up knowing it. … Continue reading

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Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

When you hear the name ‘Abraham Lincoln’ what first pops into your head? Is it the beard and stove pipe hat? Is it the Gettysburg Address? Maybe you think of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. My guess is that … Continue reading

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Air Balloons in the Civil War

In honor of my RC club’s air show on Saturday I thought that I would discuss the role that air balloons played in the Civil War. If you aren’t a student of the Civil War you may not have realized … Continue reading

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