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war musing

war orphan glee club road crew All the images were published in the September 16, 1917 issue of The New-York Times and can be found at the Library of Congress This past Sunday afternoon I was in a reverie, a … Continue reading

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a war welcome

In April 1917 the United States entered World War One. 100 years ago today New Yorkers could read a sort of welcoming poem hot off the cable from a famous British writer. Rudyard Kipling had personal experience of the war-related … Continue reading

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View from a Richmond Hospital

Although The New-York Times is a pro-Republican paper, it isn’t afraid to publish a letter critical of Lincoln and Scott, which is interesting considering all the violence and suppression aimed at pro-Southern newspapers in the North at about this time. … Continue reading

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Going to Market in Richmond

8-24-2013: I found out yesterday I made a mistake in this post by implying that Alfred Ely was imprisoned at Libby. I believe he spent most of his prison time at Liggons Tobacco Warehouse. I apologize. The 69th New York … Continue reading

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Invading Virginia’s “Sacred Soil”

Civil War Daily Gazette has reported on the Union capture of Alexandria and the death and martyrdom of Elmer Ellsworth. The Union advance brings back memories of Virginia Governor John Letcher’s message on January 7, 1861 that Virginia would not … Continue reading

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The Streets Will Get Cleaned

Even with all the tension between the North and South, especially focused on Fort Sumter and Charleston, there are still genial interactions between the sections – at least intended interactions. From The New-York Times March 18, 1861 (The New York … Continue reading

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We Interrupt This Court-Martial

In October 1860 the Prince of Wales visited New York City as part of his North American tour. The whole city went gaga over the prince – well almost the whole city. The 69th regiment of the New York State … Continue reading

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