Ran across this image on Pinterest but with no description. According to A Hard Trip: A History of the 15th Mississippi Infantry, CSA by Ben Wynne, this is a photo of brothers (left to right) Thomas H., James H., and Lewis Alexander in Company I "Choctaw Guards" of the 15th Mississippi Infantry.
Anyone besides me interested in discussing this gentleman? He is by far the most popular folk hero among southern civil war buffs west of the Appalachians except possibly for John Hunt Morgan and Robert E. Lee. It intrigues me that this man who was one of the larger slave dealers in the mid west could survive several brutal years of warfare and wind up helping the civil right's movement well before it's time. A legend in warfare tactics, his stories can still be heard in any town you spend a few hours in southern Tennessee and north Alabama...
If all of Lincoln’s Presidential opponents in both the 1860 and 1864 election had all of their electoral votes combined, would there have been enough electoral votes to beat Lincoln in the election he received the fewest electoral votes? If so, which election?
It is definitely strawberry time in our area. I always have such wonderful memories of my son and daughter going to a local farm with me to pick strawberries. We always made a day of it and took a picnic lunch and picked until we almost fell over.
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The American Civil War, arguably the most traumatic event in the history of the United States, was fought from 1861 to 1865, and was the culmination of sectional issues which deeply divided the country between a pro-Federal government North and a pro-states rights, in the pro-slavery South, whose eleven states formed a breakaway government called the Confederate States of America. The costliest war in terms of human lives, the American Civil War claimed in excess of 620,000 battle or disease-related deaths - roughly two percent of the country's total population, and nearly more deaths than all other American wars combined.