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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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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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Women During the War

There have been a lot of pieces written about women during the Civil War. You’ll read about women like Clara Barton, the Angel of the Battlefield; Rose Greenhow, a famous female Confederate Spy; and even Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author … Continue reading

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Assault on Battery Wagner

July 18, 1863 Once again we head back to the summer of 1863. On July 18th of that year there was a little skirmish in South Carolina that in the scope of things was not as important as Vicksburg or … Continue reading

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The Turning Point of the Civil War

I know that it’s not Wednesday, but I still wanted to write a Civil War post this week. I promise that I will get back onto the Wednesday schedule next week. This particular week in 1863 was too important for … Continue reading

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My Favorite CW Books

It’s Civil War Wednesday again!! Woo-hoo! I know that this upcoming weekend is the 149th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, but I know that everybody else will be talking about it so I don’t want to irritate you guys … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Johnstown Flood

I received the Kindle version of David McCullough’s book “The Johnstown Flood” for my birthday. It was on my Amazon wish list and my sister was nice enough to purchase it for me. I had seen this somewhere and thought … Continue reading

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Being Martha Washington…

I have started to read the book “Being George Washington.” This is Glenn Beck’s most recent book. It’s not about politics or the stuff that he usually discusses on his radio show or GBTV. Instead, with the help of some well … Continue reading

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