Category Archives: American Civil War

People and places connected to the American Civil War.

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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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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Garret A. Hobart : The First “Modern” Veep

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“Prince” John Magruder: Confederate Showman

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