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Civil War Trust working to purchase Vicksburg Land

… from the Civil War Trust … A CIVIL WAR TRUST FIRST Confident after a string of successes, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant believed Vicksburg could be taken by storm. On May 22, 1863, the whole of Grant’s army assaulted … Continue reading

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The Slaves’ Gamble by Gene Allen Smith

The Slaves’ Gamble by Gene Allen Smith ———————————- Why would slaves fight for the United States, a nation that kept them in bondage, during the War of 1812? Why did free blacks join with the British or with the Spanish, … Continue reading

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“Saving Lincoln”, an innovative new history film, premiers Feb 15.

SAVING LINCOLN  opens in theaters on February 15, 2013. This film utilizes a new filmmaking technique – CineCollage, which makes use of actual Civil War photos (from the Library of Congress) for the green screen backdrops in every scene. Based … Continue reading

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Desparate Sons by Les Standiford

I’m reading a review copy of Les Standiford’s excellent Desparate Sons, a very well researched historical narrative featuring the people and events leading up to the American Revolution.   In Desparate Sons most of the action takes place between 1765 and … Continue reading

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A note about commenting at Blog4History.com

Blog4history really appreciates the many thoughtful comments we get.   Unfortunately spammy junk comments are overwhelming enough that it’s hard to approve some of the good comments in a timely fashion, so PLEASE don’t think we are censoring your thoughts … Continue reading

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Civil War Blogs

The excellent Civil War Trust website has a great list of blogs that feature Civil War coverage.   Also note their current campaign to save the Franklin Battlefield, one of the bloodiest battle site of the civil war.  Franklin is now … Continue reading

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The Ford’s Theatre Society – New Civil War Exibition in Washington D.C.

FORD’S PRESENTS SPECIAL EXHIBITION: “TORN IN TWO: 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL WAR” DECEMBER 11, 2012-FEBRUARY 24, 2013  Exhibition features period maps, prints, political cartoons and other artifacts Washington, D.C.—The Ford’s Theatre Society  announced it will present a special exhibition … Continue reading

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World History Profiles coming soon to Travel and History Blog

We are trying to better organize our very extensive history and travel coverage across many websites and blogs. Here’s an incomplete guide to several history resources you may want to check out: US History – this comprehensive site is one … Continue reading

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Battles of the Civil War – Civil War Battles Graphic

Here, from the Civil War Trust, is a great graphic showing the tragic casualty toll of the civil war battle by battle along with other information: Brought to you by The Civil War Trust

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Martha’s Vineyard: A History of Deaf Equality on a Little Island

Martha’s Vineyard: A History of Deaf Equality on a Little Island A Guest post by T.L. Council The modern day incarnation of Martha’s Vineyard as a tourist resort is vastly different than what it originally was. From its earliest days, … Continue reading

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