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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

  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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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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Sherman’s Brutal Order

Union General Garrard’s cavalry had occupied Roswell, Georgia. The tiny town had two cotton mills that manufactured sheets, canvas and rope. But they also made grey-colored cloth used for Confederate uniforms. The men off to war, women and young girls were doing the mill work. A Frenchman had temporary ownership of one of the mills. […]

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Mississippi judge removes state flag from courtroom, Buy it here.

Judge Carlos Moore, a Mississippi municipal judge, removed the old state flag from his courtroom on his first day because of the confederate emblem displayed on it. Judge Moore did this in defiance of multiple death threats. A new Stennis flag, without the emblem, has taken it’s place. Judge Moore unsuccessfully has tried to sue […]

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“Hot Breathed, Shrieking Demons”

“When you charge, yell like furies!”   That’s the order Stonewall Jackson gave his men at the Battle of First Manassas (Bull Run to the Yankees out there).   Many a Federal learned to dread that sound. Shouting during a charge was as old as war, but the Southern Boys in Gray created their own […]

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The Devil Came Down to Georgia

Sherman was confident of a quick and easy victory. He had forced General Hood back, at the Battle of Kolb’s Farm north of Atlanta.   The Union General was only a couple of dozen miles from Atlanta, sure that the Rebels were now stretched too thin to resist him.   At eight in the morning […]

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