Tag: Civil War

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South Carolina – here are some [rare pictures] of historic buildings and the beginning of secession

After the election of President Lincoln, citizens of Charleston, South Carolina held nightly meetings to decide the possibility of secession. Great mass meeting to endorse the call of the legislature of South Carolina for a state convention to discuss the question of secession from the Union, held at Institute Hall, Charleston, S.C. on Monday, Nov. […]

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It might have been called the Boys’ War instead of the Civil War – here are the interesting facts

Authorities differ, and statistics bristle in the controversy, but this is the offering of the Photographic History of the Civil War: More than 2,000,000 Federal soldiers were twenty-one or under (of a total of some 2,700,000)- More than 1,000,000 were eighteen or under. About 800,000 were seventeen or under. About 200,000 were sixteen or under. About 100,000 […]

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Amazing film from 1956 of a the Abraham Lincoln Assassination eyewitness.

Amazing film from 1956 of an eyewitness of the Abraham Lincoln Assassination. The panelists on this show were, left to right (in order of appearance): Bill Cullen, Jayne Meadows, Henry Morgan, and Lucille Ball. The host was Garry Moore. Samuel Seymour was only five years old when he saw President Lincoln assassinated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB4LNKNDhS8 A Milwaukee Sentinel […]

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This 1913 film will make you proud you live in America where our differences can be settled – a must watch!

(All Americans should watch what happened in this short film with clips from the 1913 Civil War Veterans 50th reunion at Gettysburg which includes the reenactment of Pickett’s charge. It brought tears to my eyes especially when you consider what these men went through on both sides during the War Between the States. What they did at […]