Yearly Archives: 2008

Isn’t Ignorance A Choice?

I have written on this before, that the current outrage over adults and students lack of basic civics and American history knowledge is nothing new. Yet the media and politicians consistently bemoan such ignorance and blame teachers when the student, … Continue reading

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Lincoln Week Continues: Abraham Lincoln Delivers Gettysburg Address (1863)

Today in history, President Lincoln delivered the “The Gettysburg Address” at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Lincoln’s short address, four and half months after the battle, is considered to be one of the greatest speeches … Continue reading

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Copy of Lincoln’s SAVING PRIVATE RYAN letter turns up in Dallas

From Yahoo News: DALLAS – A Texas museum hopes a document found in its archives turns out to be an authentic government copy of Abraham Lincoln’s eloquent letter consoling a mother thought to have lost five sons in the Civil … Continue reading

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Angry Abe Lincoln…

I’m sure I am way behind the curve here and that most of you knew of this, but I came across an interesting article dealing with A. Lincoln. I have the “Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln” and have spent time, … Continue reading

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Urban Combat in the Civil War

Urban engagements during the Civil War were no doubt few and far between, but were there enough to justify some study? The only one that comes to mind is Fredericksberg. I do know of a couple small engagements, but really … Continue reading

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Civil War Discussion forum

SoldierStudies.org has launched, gasp, another Civil War Discussion forum only this one focuses on soldiers, genealogy, and warfare. Please take a moment, register, and contribute. Thanks for your support.

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Post Election Reflection

I have been extremely busy with teaching, graduate school, family obligations, ect, and apologize for the lack of posts as I know there are countless people who visit in eager anticipation for what I might say… Anyway, post election thoughts. … Continue reading

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1001 and Climbing…

I guess this is a shameless plug, but I have given a lot (time, money) to it so… SoldierStudies.org has hit 1001 letters and growing. With over 1,000+ unique daily visitors and thousands of search queries, I am very hopeful … Continue reading

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Election Night & a Historic Night

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Defining Lincoln as “Commander-In-Chief” …

James M. McPherson’s Tried By War sought to explain how Lincoln established the function of the President as “Commander-in-Chief.” In Tried By War I was intrigued by McPherson’s description of Lincoln’s evolving role during the Civil War as Commander-in-Chief. He … Continue reading

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