Category Archives: Post Civil War

New map may explain Lee’s decisions at Gettysburg

MICHAEL RUBINKAM June 28, 2013 Link to map: http://bit.ly/1crQWYd GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — On the second day of fighting at Gettysburg, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee listened to scouting reports, scanned the battlefield and ordered his second-in-command, James Longstreet, to … Continue reading

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Parked in the past – Colonel Frank Mayer – buffalo hunter, civil war drummer boy, author

The following article appeared in the Fairplay Flume of Park County Colorado on 31 August 2012 – Colonel Frank Mayer was about two months short of his 104th birthday when he died of “infirmities of old age” at the old … Continue reading

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Refusing to Pander to Prejudices

Rufus Brown Bullock was born in New York and raised by abolitionists, but he fought for the Confederacy during the war. Bullock became the Republican governor of Georgia in 1868. The “carpetbagger” governor drew the wrath of Southern Democrats until … Continue reading

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A Sharecropping Contract

A Sharecropping Contract Poor, illiterate and intimidated by widespread violence after the Civil War, many former slaves agreed to sharecropping contracts, such as this one, that were designed to keep them poor. Agreement between Landlord and Sharecropper This agreement, made … Continue reading

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