Gen. Grangers Telegram to Gen. Grant Dec. 11th 1863

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Two years ago I had the pleasure of purchasing, of what I didn’t know at the time, was a pre telegram signed and written by General Gordon Granger who was in Knoxville, Tennessee to General Ulysses Grant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, December 11th, 1863. It was also signed by General Ambrose Burnside as Granger’s...

Trivia Question 1-9-19 He's a Poet

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Franklin College's Poet Laureate
"…When Heaven shall blow the trump of peace,
And bid this weary warfare cease,
Their several missions nobly done,
The triumph grasped, and freedom won..."

This poem was written by an alumnus of Franklin College (later, the University of Georgia.) He entered the University in 1845 and was to graduate in...

First to Fire


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This ship supposedly was in the Mississippi fleet. This photo was at Baileys dam on the red river in Alexandria Louisiana. On some sites it says that it’s the Uss Signal but the Signal was the number 8 and this is the number 9.
Just wondering if anyone knows or can help me to find out.
Thanks in advance

January 8 In Civil War History

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This date in Civil War history
Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag

January 8, 1811 - January 10, 1811 - Slaves revolt in Louisiana, led by Charles Deslondes.

January 8, 1818 - Missouri petitions for statehood.

January 8, 1818 - Yearly increase in manufacturing in USA drops nearly 80% in...

Sesquicentennial Photos

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What's your choice of the best/most interesting photo you yourself took at the various Sequicentennial events? I'll start with mine -- reenactor
Richmond.Capitol & Flags.jpg
s of the 22nd USCT on 4 April 2015, recreating their march into Richmond a hundred years and one day before.

Book Review "Attack and Die" by Grady McWhiney and Perry Jamieson

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Attack and Die, first published by The University of Alabama Press in 1982, is scarcely a new book, nor despite its age has it attained the stature of a recognized classic; instead it offers an unconventional and controversial view of what might have been called How the South Lost the Civil War...

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