I Love Civil War History

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    I don't understand how anyone could be

    misinformed enough to say that the Civil War wasn't primarily about slavery. For those who say, "It was about states' rights," yeah, it was... about the states' rights to own slaves. If you STILL refuse to believe me, go check out an irrefutable primary source: the Confederate...
    Boulier Boulier
    18-21, F
    Jul 18, 2015

    Should Have Been Called the Boy's War

      More than 2,000,000 federal soldiers were 21 y.o. and under   More than 1,000,000 were 18 and under.  Approx 800,000 were 17 and under  approx 200,000 were 16 and under approx 100,000 were fifteen and under 300 were thirteen and under 25 were ten and...
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2009


    A guy told me a story about Confederate General Braxton Bragg, the guy I think they named Fort Bragg after. Is it true that during the Mexican-American War he wrote a letter to himself requesting supplies and then denied the request from himself? And if so is is also true he...
    PineyCreek PineyCreek
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2012

    Youngest Genneral

    Brevat Major General Galusha  Pennypacker, USA. Was to young to vote by the war's end.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jun 18, 2009

    Abner Doubleday

    Abner Doubleday was a Civil War general and abolitionist who famously ordered the first Union shots in defense of Fort Sumter. But while he had a distinguished military career, Doubleday is more commonly remembered for inventing baseball-even though he did no such thing.
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    1 Response Nov 5, 2013
    Blackbelt4ever Blackbelt4ever
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2014


    Would love to be in a reenactment. Dress up in the period clothes and act like you are right there living it. Camping out and making friends. That would be fun.
    jcue1976 jcue1976
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 16, 2011

    I Would Like To See A Biopic Of George Pickett Made

    George Pickett was one of the great tragic figures of the Civil War. He loved the Union and had great affinity for Abraham Lincoln.  Lincoln was the young Illinois lawyer that secured his appointment to West Point.  Afterward, he would never suffer an ill word said about Abe...
    AtomicRainDance AtomicRainDance
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 16, 2013

    Peace In Union

    "Peace in Union" is a large (9' x 12') oil on canvas work by Thomas Nast, completed in his New Jersey studio on April 9, 1895, the 30th anniversary of Lee's surrender of his army.  Commissioned for a payment of $10,000 during a chance meeting between the artist and Herman...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Aug 10, 2011

    Eloquent And Moving:

    Headquarters, Army of Northern Virginia, 10th April 1865. General Order No. 9 After four years of arduous service marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude, the Army of Northern Virginia has been compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources. I need not tell...
    menelaeus menelaeus
    66-70, M
    Nov 29, 2013

    Another Question

    I was looking at buying a uniform for reinactments. I was looking all these pins. I know the bugle is worn on the front of a hat to indicate infantry. But then there all these pins for states and to indicate what regiment and company you're in. Do these go on the hats? They say...
    PineyCreek PineyCreek
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 13, 2012

    I have travelled to the national battle field

    parks of Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, and Appomattox courthouse. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is entombed in the chapel at Washington and Lee University, in Lexington Va. & his beloved war horse "Traveller" is buried outside of the chapel building. Across town is the burial...
    nitrocharger nitrocharger
    51-55, M
    Oct 23, 2015

    Robert E Lee Quote

    It is well that war is so terrible or we should get to fond of it.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2009

    January 13 1862

    Edward M Stanton re placed Simon Cameron as Linclons secretary of war.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    Jun 4, 2009
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