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  1. RushesLancer

    Discussion What do you know about the INVALID CORPS???

    I'm curious what YOU know OR would like to know about the Invalid Corps! Without a Google search, what do you think you know about the corps: its start, its use during the war, the men, their locations, their duties, their events during the war, their discharge, and so on. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THE...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    Period " Republican Pudding " Explained

    Abraham Lincoln's cadaverous visage is as recognizably American as The Statue of Liberty and our Stars and Stripes. That's why this hysterical recipe from an 1860's cookbook made me fall over laughing. The new political party sure hit the ground running with Abraham Lincoln. The two were...
  3. Belle Montgomery

    Abraham Lincoln’s hair preserved in ‘priceless’ Syracuse sculpture (video)

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A “priceless” sculpture made with human hair sits in a dimly lit back room of the Onondaga Historical Association on Montgomery Street. Hair sculptures aren’t really a thing anymore, but hair jewelry and hair home decor were popular items to display during the Civil War era...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    Duff Green's Row Washington, DC, " Is This Freedom? ", 1862

    Crowds gathered outside our Capitol Building, 1865. The event bringing them there is President Abraham Lincoln's second inauguration. I ' think ' the street running directly behind this image was known as ' 1st Street ' for awhile. If so, this photographer included a shot of Abraham Lincoln's...
  5. O' Be Joyful

    “Let Us Die to Make Men Free”

    From the resurrected American Heritage magazine (sidenote, please consider making a contribution to help them continue their mission, which we all here cherish, History) “Let Us Die to Make Men Free” The earliest photograph of the House of Representatives shows how it appeared...
  6. CLuckJD

    Was Union Victory at Vicksburg THE END of US Civil War?

    July 4th brought an end of what had been among the bloodiest confrontations fought by this nation’s war on itself. On Independence Day back in 1863, head confederate John Pemberton surrendered Vicksburg to Union Commander Ulysses S. Grant after a long siege to keep the port city open for Deep...
  7. Belle Montgomery

    Matilda Edwards - The woman who almost stole Abraham Lincoln’s heart

    Matilda Betham-Edwards ALTON — Though most credible historians consider the marriage of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln a strong one, their courtship was rocky. An area woman may have had something to do with that. Matilda Edwards, who grew up in Edwardsville...
  8. Southern Volunteer

    Discussion '64 Election Meddling an Option?

    So as a disclaimer I'm not well versed at all on the intricacies of the '64 election. I pretty much stopped at where Burns left off. However I have had this discussion with one other person about Lincoln and his decision and insistence that even in the midst of a Civil War that the nation must...
  9. wbull1

    Discussion Abraham Lincoln: Seldom Told Stories

    Abraham Lincoln: Seldom Told Stories Now, finally available for 14.95 at the Amazon link below: https://tinyurl.com/y55u3doy My publisher went broke. It wasn’t my fault, really. But I have sweated and bled to get the copies assigned to me and to get it up for sale. The book includes...
  10. Belle Montgomery

    Discussion Civil War era flag returns to Ohio statehouse 154 years after flying over Lincoln's body

    COLUMBUS (WCMH) -- Wearing latex gloves, a team of people lifted the fragile material of the 150+ year old flag as they slid it from its display table to the floor atop a sheet of plastic. The 36-star flag is an artifact and in remarkably good shape for its age. This is no ordinary 9-foot by...
  11. Belle Montgomery

    Abraham Lincoln's merciful Christmas letter to his Confederate cousins sold

    It was days before Christmas 1863, and Abraham Lincoln wanted to offer an example of goodwill to the fractured nation in the midst of the Civil War. The Craig family, cousins to Lincoln's wife Mary Todd, were a slave-holding family in Arkansas who had fled their plantation as Union forces took...
  12. Belle Montgomery

    Discussion Richmond’s new Civil War museum aims to shatter conventional views of the conflict

    The American Civil War Museum, which opens May 4, tells the story of the Civil War from an array of perspectives. (Julia Rendleman/The Washington Post) RICHMOND — Sheets of rain pounded the towering glass walls of this city’s new American Civil War Museum as workers raced to finish preparations...
  13. Belle Montgomery

    Handwritten telegram announcing Abraham Lincoln’s death goes up for sale

    PHILADELPHIA — The handwritten notification of President Abraham Lincoln’s death is being offered for sale by a Philadelphia documents dealer. Nathan Raab, president of the Raab Collection, says the telegram was thought to be lost, and calls it “truly one of our great finds.” It was written...
  14. datameister

    Gettysburg Campaign - Spreadsheet of Halleck, Hooker, Meade Messages

    If anyone is interested, here is a link to a google spreadsheet that captures the message from the above during the Gettysburg Campaign. I am using it as input to apply Machine Learning methods to develop a proof-of-concept in developing insights for a historical text. I plan to apply this...
  15. John Hartwell

    Hate Mail for the President

    No sooner had the election returns come in that November of 1860, than huge piles of mail and telegrams began pouring in to Springfield, addressed to the new president-elect. There were the congratulatory missives,of course, many of them hinting (more or less delicately) at hopes of a government...
  16. JPK Huson 1863

    " The Nation Will Have To Mourn... Lincoln ", A Prophetic Lament March 22, 1865

    Saying goodbye. Stripped of joyous, garishly displayed decorations of the Grand Illumination celebration dedicated to war's end a few days before these homes and business in our nation's capitol wore mourning and mourners April 19th, 1865. He'd been gone from us four days. Someone told us this...
  17. JPK Huson 1863

    Fire At The White House Stables, Patterson McGee's Revenge 1864

    In February 1864 a disgruntled employee, Patterson McGee set fire to the White House stables. He'd been head coachman, discharged the day before from his job and was seen back on the grounds hours before the fire killed Tad Lincoln's ponies, Hay's matched pair and the Lincoln family carriage...
  18. JPK Huson 1863

    November 19th, 1863 Gettysburg, A Procession Through Time And A Question

    Gettysburg, November 19th 1863. The procession to the new Soldier's National Cemetery was captured by Brady, this is asnip from the famous ' troops marching into Gettysburg ' photo gives endless scope for examination. It's not troops marching in, it's part of the procession- but which part...
  19. Jimklag

    On This Date In History - Lincoln's Midnight Ride To Washington, DC

    An article from Smithsonian Magazine about the pre-inaugural plot to kill Lincoln. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-unsuccessful-plot-to-kill-abraham-lincoln-2013956/?fbclid=IwAR24smSsVE20_FSTm-5tUAbITOh5McyZChzv7V7DaPMln9xq1x4xc0qZ_Vw Who can shed more light on this affair. Ward...
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