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July 15, 2023 Letters from an American

July 15, 2023, Letters from an American, Prof Heather Cox Richardson [Warning: the 13th paragraph of this piece, beginning “They did,” graphically describes racial violence.] July 16 marks the 160th anniversary of the most destructive riot in U.S. history. On July 13, 1863, certain Democrats in New York City rose up against the Lincoln administration. […]

Liveblogging the Civil War

This week in 1861: March 18:  Governor Sam Houston of Texas refuses to take oath of allegiance to Confederacy and is deposed.[214],  ,Confederate Brigadier General Braxton Bragg prohibits further passage of supplies to Fort Pickens at Pensacola, Florida.[214][215]  (ilsm)

U.S. Civil War 150 years ago

Events 150 years ago should be remembered in 2011. A large re-enactment of scenes of the battle is planned for Gettysburg 1-3 July 2013. There were many event leading up to, and following, the greatest battle fought in the Western Hemisphere and they also should be commemorated. “11 Mar in 1861 is significant; it is […]