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to sculpt the truth

A big monument controversy raged a hundred years ago. People objected to a new statue memorializing the Civil War era that they found very offensive. So far I haven’t read about any calls for its dismantling or removal, but some … Continue reading

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polite disagreement

150 years ago Andrew Johnson’s Swing Around the Circle was rolling and floating along. Unlike Cleveland and St. Louis, President Johnson didn’t care to make a stand against the hecklers who confronted him in Indianapolis on September 10th. As some … Continue reading

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Burnside Exiled?

I guess if you’re a strongly Democratic party newspaper you have to pretty much criticize everything the Lincoln administration does. After the Battle of Fredericksburg a Seneca County, New York newspaper blasted the Lincoln and his War Department for the … Continue reading

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