Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Tragedies of General James Longstreet

James G. Longstreet’s reputation has been a controversial yo-yo for more than 150 years. Pete. James G. Longstreet (1821-1904) was nicknamed Pete in infancy, and it stuck throughout his long life. Born in SC to a large family of Dutch … Continue reading

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FLOTUS Ellen Wilson: American Impressionist

While many First Ladies displayed some artistic gifts, Ellen Wilson was arguably the most talented. Ellen Axson: Child to Woman Ellen Axson Wilson (1860-1914) was bookended by war: Born just as the American Civil War was about to start, dying … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to FDR

Death is always private, but the death of a world figure becomes a public event. President Roosevelt’s Health When Franklin Delano Roosevelt died in April, 1945, the world was stunned. He had been US president for twelve years, just recently … Continue reading

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Mrs. Adams Goes to Paris

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U.S.Grant and the U.S. Mail

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U.S.Grant and the U.S. Mail

Mail call has always been one of the key ingredients of soldier morale and  frequently the high point of his day. A Literate War The Civil War is considered by most historians as the “first modern war” for a variety … Continue reading

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Caroline Harrison: White House Artist

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