Category Archives: Northern Society

“Treason and Slavery” did it

To commemorate the first anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, President Johnson ordered public offices closed. The House of Representatives met to adjourn – and Congressman James Garfield from Ohio spoke some words of tribute. From The Works of … Continue reading

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outside base ball

150 years ago today the Brooklyn Atlantic base ball club extended its undefeated season down in Philly with what appears to be small ball, lots of small ball. From The New-York Times October 31, 1865: THE GREAT BASE BALL MATCH.; … Continue reading

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“We must accept our own ideas”

No man is fit to be an American statesman who is afraid of American ideas. Liberty is the boon of every man, and it carries with it civil rights and citizenship…. We must accept our own ideas. I believe in … Continue reading

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cleaning up

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper apparently in July 1865: The party which went out to bury the dead in the Wilderness battle field, took with them twenty wagon loads of coffins and three weeks’ rations. Poet Thomas Bailey … Continue reading

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“boots and saddles” no more

From the Seneca County Courier July 13, 1865: LETTER FROM A SENECA FALLS SOLDIER-BOY. The following interesting letter is from a native of this town, who was among the very first to respond to the President’s first call for Volunteers … Continue reading

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“devout joy at the salvation of the country”

From The New-York Times July 6, 1865: THE CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY. The observance of the National Anniversary was characterized everywhere throughout the country by a sober heartiness and earnest enthusiasm, in perfect keeping with the peculiarities of the occasion. … Continue reading

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my only friend …

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in June 1865: The Papers. The war is over! and yet we hardly appreciate the fact. We have become so accustomed to look for and read attentively the details of battles, that the … Continue reading

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“in the twinkling of an eye”

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in June 1865: Negro Suffrage. The radical element is very much excited over the President’s North Carolina proclamation, and an open rupture is threatened. The exclusion of the negro from the right of … Continue reading

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Elmira bound

Three from Seneca County, New York newspapers in June 1865: There are 50,000 sick and wounded soldiers in the hospitals throughout the country. It is estimated that 120,000 men will be mustered out of the service of the United States … Continue reading

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patriots’ monuments

150 years ago today two monuments were dedicated on the Bull Run battlefields. It seems to have been an all Yankee occasion on Virginia soil. Well, the North lost both the battles but won the war. You can view a … Continue reading

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