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When Congress Officially Declared that the Civil War was Not About Slavery

It was July of 1861, and things were looking bad for the United States. The December before, South Carolina had seceded, and the gulf states followed in quick succession throughout January, with Texas joining on February 1. Then, as it became unmistakable that the United States intended to invade the seceded states, and force [...]

When Congress Officially Declared that the Civil War was Not About Slavery2017-12-04T20:50:51+00:00

The Governor’s Coffin

The Governor's Coffin The occupation troops of Northern General Ambrose Burnside at New Bern in mid-1862 not only loaded their empty transports with furniture, carpets and jewelry for the return trip North, but also found New Bern cemeteries full of coffins to appropriate.  Even Lincoln’s hand-picked proconsul, Edward Stanly, who was appointed “governor” of North [...]

The Governor’s Coffin2015-10-13T14:19:28+00:00

Grand Army of the Republic of Thieves

Grand Army of the Republic of Thieves With the war nearly over and nothing to gain from destroying private homes and property, Lincoln’s Grand Army added salt to the wounds in a State which was rightly driven from the Union four years earlier by his inability to compromise and avoid war. In 1865 began reconstruction [...]

Grand Army of the Republic of Thieves2017-03-25T00:22:30+00:00

The Grandest Soldiers That Ever Marched

The Grandest Soldiers That Ever Marched Perhaps the greatest accomplishment of the men who followed Lee and other Southern generals was their steadfast determination in the face of overwhelming odds. Rarely after mid-1863 were there even odds and most often Lee fought successfully against foes two or three times his own number. Bernhard Thuersam, www.Circa1865.com   The [...]

The Grandest Soldiers That Ever Marched2015-10-13T14:22:40+00:00

Grasping Yankee Prussians Against the South

Grasping Yankee Prussians Against the South Southern President Jefferson Davis describing Bismarck’s Prussians as the “arrogant robbing Yankees of Europe” who appropriated their small sister states into a centralized and oppressive regime. By 1864, fully 25% of Lincoln’s war machine was comprised of German soldiers and US war bonds found many subscribers in the Fatherland. [...]

Grasping Yankee Prussians Against the South2015-10-13T14:29:03+00:00

SLAVERY IN THE NORTH: EXCLUSION OF FREE BLACKS

EXCLUSION of FREE BLACKS "[R]ace prejudice seems stronger in those states that have abolished slavery than in those where it still exists, and nowhere is it more intolerant than in those states where slavery was never known." --Alexis De Tocqueville, ?Democracy in America? In some Northern states, after emancipation, blacks were legally allowed to vote, [...]

SLAVERY IN THE NORTH: EXCLUSION OF FREE BLACKS2017-03-25T00:22:46+00:00

Violating the Lieber Code: The March From the Sea

Violating the Lieber Code: The March From the Sea By Kirkpatrick Sale on Apr 8, 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet it Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Pin it Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Email this Print   On April 24, 1863—-just three months after the cruel and retaliatory Emancipation Proclamation–Lincoln issued an order [...]

Violating the Lieber Code: The March From the Sea2017-03-25T00:22:53+00:00

Chapter 7

A REBEL'S RECOLLECTIONS. CHAPTER VII. SOME QUEER PEOPLE.    GENERALS would be of small worth, indeed, if there were no lesser folk than they in service, and the interesting people one meets in an army do not all wear sashes, by any means. The composition of the battery in which I served for a considerable time [...]

Chapter 72017-03-25T00:29:18+00:00

Stonewall Jackson

Stonewall Jackson, Champion of Black Literacy by R.G. Williams, Jr. Mention the legendary Confederate General Stonewall Jackson to most people and the image that immediately comes to mind is one of a fearless, hard-fighting Southerner known for his eccentricities, who some say fought for slavery. But Thomas Jonathan Jackson was a much more complicated man. [...]

Stonewall Jackson2017-03-25T00:29:25+00:00

The North Profits

NORTHERN PROFITS from SLAVERY by Douglas Harper The effects of the New England slave trade were momentous. It was one of the foundations of New England's economic structure; it created a wealthy class of slave-trading merchants, while the profits derived from this commerce stimulated cultural development and philanthropy. --Lorenzo Johnston Greene, "The Negro in Colonial [...]

The North Profits2017-03-25T00:29:38+00:00