Monthly Archives: March 2011

Louisiana Convention Opposes Secession!

Secession from the Confederate States of America, that is From The New-York Times April 1, 1861 (The New York Times Archive): SECESSION REBUKES SECESSION. The politicians of the Southern Confederacy are entitled to take rank as a peculiar people. They … Continue reading

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Not Exactly on a War Footing

Rotting Fast at the Brooklyn Navy Yard From The New-York Times March 30, 1861 (The New York Times Archive): Military and Naval Intelligence.; THE BROOKLYN NAVY-YARD. … Matters at the Brooklyn Navy-yard were not so dull for some months as … Continue reading

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Globalization: Civil War […]centennials

550 Years Ago This Week For those of you interested in archaeology and/or civil wars in general, I recommend an article in The Economist about the Battle of Towton, which was fought on March 29, 1461. The battle was part … Continue reading

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“Rip” Ford and A.J. Hamilton

Texas Still Divided Who needs a governor and legislature? The Texas Convention still seems to be running the show. From The New-York Times, March 28, 1861 (The New York Times Archive): IMPORTANT FROM TEXAS GALVESTON, Tuesday, March 26. The Convention … Continue reading

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Steam Power Proponent (and Engineer) Promoted

From The New-York Times March 27, 1861 (The New York Times Archive): The Engineer-in-Chief of the Navy. The appointment of BENJ. F. ISHERWOOD to be Engineer-in-Chief of the Navy gives very marked satisfaction to those in the service. He is … Continue reading

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Going Postal in the CSA

Ensuring a Smooth Transition while Limiting Liability From The New-York Times March 26, 1861 (The New York Times Archive): POSTAL SERVICE IN THE SOUTH.; [CIRCULAR.] CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, POST-OFFICE DEPARTMENT. The Government of the Confederate States will not interfere … Continue reading

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Investigative Journalism

What are those strange-looking flags flying on your ship? From The New-York Times March 25, 1861: ARMY AFFAIRS.; THE “CONFEDERATED” FLAG IN NEW-YORK. Two strange flags, flying, the one from the foretopmast-head, and the other at the mizzen-peak of a … Continue reading

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William L. Yancey, Diplomat???

From The New-York Times March 25, 1861 (The New York Times Archive REPORTS FROM NEW-ORLEANS. NEW-ORLEANS, Friday, March 22. The Commissioners of the Confederate States to Europe — Messrs. YANCEY, MANN and ROST — will leave here on the 31st … Continue reading

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Southern Rights Party

From The New-York Times March 23, 1861 (The New York Times Archive REPORTS FROM NORTH CAROLINA. GOLDSBORO’, Friday, March 22. A very large and enthusiastic meeting of the Southern Rights citizens of North Carolina was held to-day, at the Court-house, … Continue reading

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A Ninth Ward Republican

A few days ago Civil War Daily Gazette published a good article about President Lincoln determining the pros and cons of abandoning Fort Sumter. One of the arguments against giving up the fort was “The danger of demoralizing the Republican … Continue reading

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