His Court Martial Almost Ended It

We know how George Armstrong Custer met his end. But did you know he fought in the Civil war from the first major battle all the way to Appomattox?We have copies of his correspondence with several friends that were then fighting for the South. That’s Custer on the right above. And by the way, the […]

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“All were American soldiers…”

A lot of folks tell us what the Civil War was all about. Professors and reporters and “very important” people tell us. And with what conviction they tell us! But I rarely hear from the scholars about why the man in uniform was fighting. Seems the soldier is simply forgotten. Sure, we hear “what the war was […]

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“Turn back, turn back! We’re whipped.”

It was July 31st, 1861. Federal troops were just north of Manassas, Virginia. There were many who thought they would send the Rebels reeling, putting an end to the rebellion. The day was Sunday, and a throng of civilian sightseers had come down from the U.S. capitol, just 25 miles away. Lieutenant Tibdall commanded a […]

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Happy Birthday General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson!

Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson (January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863) served as a Confederate general (1861–1863) during the American Civil War. He became one of the best-known Confederate commanders after General Robert E. Lee. His great-grandfather was born in England, but fought against the British in the American Revolution. Born in what was then […]

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General Robert E. Lee’s Headquarters at Gettysburg

general lee headquarters

  The Battle of Gettysburg was 1 of the bloodiest battles in all of the Civil War.  Here are some interesting things to know about the Commander General Lee and the Headquarters…       #1: During the Battle of Gettysburg, both Union & Confederate Commanders made their headquarters at the homes of widows. Gen. […]

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8 Facts About the Confederate Flag You Didn’t Know About

You see the Confederate flag whipping back and forth in the wind, and your heart leaps, as you immediately feel a connection to it. You’re not the only person who feels this way. Research shows that 17% of Black people view the Confederate flag as a symbol of Southern pride, and 66% of white people […]

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Happy Birthday Robert E Lee

Robert E Lee in 1938

General Robert E. Lee’s Birthday is State Holiday in some southern states. Robert E Lee was born on January 19th 1807 in Stanford Hall Virginia. He was a Colonel in the US Army and a General in the Confederate States of America. He was best known as a commander of the  Confederate States Army. He commanded the Army […]

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Which State Flags Honor Confederate Heritage?

  Which flags have Confederate history in them? And which state flags are up for attack next?    When the Arkansas flag was adopted in 1913 it had three stars in the center, representing the countries to which it belonged before statehood. In 1923, a fourth star was added to symbolize that Arkansas had been […]

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