Category Archives: Civil War

Fragment of a Bill Merrit Story

I wrote this a long while ago, when I thought I could be a writer. I kind of like it…but it never went anyplace: It is 1863, and we (James and me) have been in the army for, oh, almost … Continue reading

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Jane Grey Swisshelm

I find that, sometimes, I read so much about certain people that I feel that I know them, often as well as I know people who I am acquainted with in life. My first contribution is just such a person, … Continue reading

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Hot Times at Hazel Grove: The Federal Third Corps at the Battle of Chanceloorsville

HOT TIME AT HAZEL GROVE: THE FEDERAL THIRD CORPS AT THE BATTLE OF CHANCELLORSVILLE, MAY 1-3, 1863 By Steve Haas May 1, 1863 saw start of the Spring campaign in the Eastern theater of the Civil War. The Federal Army … Continue reading

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The Strange Death of Boston Corbett

This story is from “the Real Wild West, The Creation of the American West,” by Michael Wallis. Read this to the end; it has a shocking, surprise ending (it isn’t what you think it is). The Booth legend that persisted … Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s Southern Belle; Belle Boyd’s Grave

WISCONSIN DELLS — They may be taking down the Confederate flag in South Carolina, but the Southern battle flag will fly again this weekend over a little patch of Dixie in the heart of Wisconsin. As he has for 48 … Continue reading

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Why Did Lincoln Choose War?

Slavery can neither explain nor ultimately justify the American Civil War. This realization is unfortunately obscured because most scholars and buffs alike have usually sought a single cause for these four years of soul wrenching conflict. The early nationalist interpretation, … Continue reading

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