Tag Archives: Abraham Lincoln

Remembering Abraham Lincoln

Today is the 203d birthday of our 16th U.S. president – Abraham Lincoln. I have been fascinated with Lincoln for as long as I can remember and have read extensively about his life, presidency and death. This past week I … Continue reading

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Bennett Place -a photo essay

I visited the historic Bennett Place, in Durham, North Carolina, this past July. Run by the state of North Carolina, it is a historic site that you need to visit if you are in the area. I was fortunate to … Continue reading

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Battle of South Mountain -149th Anniversary

Today, September 14, is the 149th anniversary of the Battle of South Mountain. Part of the 1862 Maryland Campaign, it is more often than not overshadowed by the Battle of Antietam which followed three days later. With nearly 5,000 combined … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant dies

Today is the 126th anniversary of the death of US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. When most people think of the most popular, well known people of 19th Century United States they immediately think of Abraham Lincoln. While Lincoln was … Continue reading

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Battle of First Bull Run -150th Anniversary

Today is the 150th anniversary of the first large scale battle of the American Civil War -First Bull Run – or as those friends of mine in the south would call it – First Manassas. Prior to this battle, many … Continue reading

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Saint Louis Civil War Era Graves, Part 2 -a photo essay

First off, I want to thank all of my readers for sticking with me! I’ve been incredibly busy at work, and traveling none stop. I have had very little time to even think about publishing anything on my blog, much … Continue reading

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U.S. Brigadier General James Shields (Soldier Profile series)

James Shields, Brigadier General U.S. Volunteers Birth Date: May 6, 1806 Birth Place: County of Tyrone, Ireland Date of Death: June 1, 1879 Location of Death: Ottumwa, Iowa Education: Studied Law in Illinois Military Experience: Mexican War, Civil War Major … Continue reading

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Fort Sumter is Fired On – 150th Anniversary

Today marks the 150th Anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter. This event is the first large scale military operation that would officially launch the American Civil War. The firing was precipitated by Abraham Lincoln’s announcement, to South Carolina Governor … Continue reading

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U.S. Major Sullivan Ballou (Soldier Profile series)

Sullivan Ballou, U.S. Major Birth Date: March 28, 1829 Birth Place: Smithfield, Rhode Island Date of Death: July 29, 1861 Location of Death: Manassas, Virginia Education: Brown University and National Law School Military Experience: Civil War Major Battles: First Battle … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln is 202 years old

Today is Abraham Lincoln’s 202nd birthday. I am in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my family and walked by a spot, at Marquette University, where Abraham Lincoln had given a speech. Today, I will reflect on the great things that Lincoln did … Continue reading

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