Civil War Curiosities

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Often sword belts were sold with swords but this belt predates the KG&K sword. At first, the new states carved out of these territories entering the union were apportioned equally between slave and free states. Nearly half of those with at least a college degree (46%) say they have a negative reaction to the display of the Confederate flag, compared with a third (33%) of those with some college experience and just 18% of those with a high school diploma or less.
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The Lady of Arlington: The Life of Mrs. Robert E. Lee

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The unit left the Charleston area on 22 Feb 1864 for Savannah arriving there on 24 Feb 1864. They may have gone home to visit awhile with loved ones and then return, only to find that there were so many miles between them and their original Unit that rejoining them was an impossibility, and so they joined with others to continue to fight in the war. After officially joining the Union Army in 1864, Colonel Burbridge successfully repelled Confederate General John Hunt Morgan’s incursion into Kentucky and was given command throughout Kentucky to deal with the continuing Confederate guerrilla and partisan depredations.
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Three Confederates From Kanawha County, West Virginia

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The well known "CS" belt plate was not issued to the Army of Northern Virginia, so belt plates from earlier state militia units were often seen, as well as a captured "US" belt plate worn upside-down. One of them was sent to the government and some believe presented to President Jefferson Davis though that fact remains undocumented and in doubt to some researchers. He was known to a majority of the members of the General Assembly, to the State officials and to the people generally.
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Long Time Gone, Neighbors Divided by Civil War

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He chose to stand on the defensive, as his army had been reduced by the attrition of campaigning to less than 10,500 effectives and he believed that Van Dorn greatly outnumbered him. Gibbs: Transferred to Office of Ordnance and Hydrography in 1864. Seems like most game developers are more than happy to have a dedicated audience with money to blow. It was essential that they reach this point ahead of Union troops evacuating the fort lest they be cut off. Terrell's Texas Cavalry, 34th Regiment, a Confederate reenactment group with members in several states, is raising funds for a monument to Confederate soldiers of color.
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Onward Southern Soldiers:: Religion and the Army of

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The new Confederate Constitution, adopted on February 8, 1861, and ratified on March 11, 1861, officially declared its Christian identity, “invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God.” Southern leaders chose as their national motto Deo Vindice (“God will avenge”). The Confederate States alone suffered an estimated $7.4 billion worth of property damage. This image available for photographic prints and downloads HERE!
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The Roster of Confederate Soldiers: 1861-1865

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Apr 12-13 Bombardment and surrender of Fort Sumter, S. TheAtlas was published between 1891 and 1895 and is thedefinitive source of Civil War information available. When southern forces opened fire on Union forces at Fort Sumter, they began a war that would last four years and take the lives of 821,000 soldiers. Stephan Dodson Ramseur, future Confederate general, writing from West Point ( where he was a cadet).
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A Taste for War: The Culinary History of the Blue and the

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At the rear of the Cannonball House stands a quaint two-story kitchen house built of hand-molded brick. The South was economically ruined by the war, and Reconstruction policies poisoned relations between North and South for a century. For President Lincoln the voluntary abandonment of this fortress was equally intolerable as it would be a tacit acknowledgment of South Carolina's independent status. Further, it lacked the railroad infrastructure to move much needed supplies to the army.
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Jefferson Davis, Confederate President

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State and local governments took an active role in Confederate celebrations, using them to promote their causes. Drummer Boy Museum - On the main street of the little village of Andersonville the undistinguished front of a turn-of-the-century brick and frame building hides a national gem, Gerald Lamby's Drummer Boy Civil War Museum. A naval academy was established at Drewry’s Bluff, Virginia [89] in 1863, but no midshipmen graduated before the Confederacy's end. Little’s brigade spearheaded the attack, while Colonel Grenville M.
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Confederacy is on Her Way Up the Spout: Letters to South

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No argument but money will avail with them. Already hundreds of militiamen, arms in hands, have taken position beside the brave and gallant soldiers under General Price. Lincoln became such an advocate of emancipation that he supported and used his political clout to help pass the controversial 13th Amendment freeing the slaves. A company of infantry charging with polished bayonets created quite a site.
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The Woman in Battle: Soldier, Spy and Secret Service Agent

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The diary was acquired by a Union soldier, presumably Septimus Knight of the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Explore the Leaders, Life, and Legacy Trail and learn about the many Confederate leaders who hailed from this relatively small region. Eleven cannon offered significant protection for the railway bridge over the river at Weldon, a weak link in the "Lifeline of the Confederacy" between Wilmington, NC and Richmond, VA. As the war dragged on, the shortage of manpower became exceedingly evident.
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