Monthly Archives: October 2012

Whiskey and the war: Alcohol played a role in the Civil War

Legend has it that when critics of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant complained to President Abraham Lincoln about Grant’s drinking, Lincoln replied, “I wish some of you would tell me the brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to … Continue reading

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Lincoln and McClellan

President Abraham Lincoln visiting with Maj. Gen. George McClellan shortly after the Battle of Antietam.  (Library of Congress) Here is Lincoln’s Antietam Visit in the words of George McClellan: Oct. 1, Sharpsburg, 7.30 P.M.–…Received this morning a mysterious dispatch from … Continue reading

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Lincoln movie in theaters 11-09-12

Trailer for the movie –

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Tribute to the Union Fallen (Our Comrade has fallen)

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Video of Albert Woolson, the last surviving Union Soldier

Amazing video of Albert Woolson. He died August 2, 1956 and was over 100 years old. Most claim he was 109 years old. Interestingly enough, his father was a Union soldier who died of wounds received at the Battle of … Continue reading

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Quoting Lincoln

“Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.” – Abraham Lincoln

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USC Team Maps Charleston Harbor Underwater Battlefield

Archeologist James Spirek from USC leads the team that is exploring Charleston Harbor and its underwater battlefield. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The University of South Carolina (USC) recently announced that a team of its archeologists has mapped Charleston Harbor and what … Continue reading

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