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“a national holiday”

with regional characteristics Thanksgiving Day was celebrated 150 years ago today across the United State. The New-York Times thought that the observance was almost beyond the need for presidential or gubernatorial proclamations. Thanksgiving was becoming “a national holiday” anticipated by … Continue reading

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no respect

It was pitiful enough to find so much idleness, but it was more pitiful to observe that it was likely to continue indefinitely. The war will not have borne proper fruit, if our peace does not speedily bring respect for … Continue reading

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lemonade stand

Talk about “Yankees.” It is time we were all Yankees, if by the term is meant a shrewd, energetic and indomitable encounter with difficulties. Tell us about being “Abolitionists!” We are all Abolitionists by force of events — by the … Continue reading

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vandals?

A Democratic-leaning paper in upstate New York was not quite so enamored of total war in Georgia as The New-York Times appeared to be in its Thanksgiving day issue. Presumably the rebels would soon resist the Union army with a … Continue reading

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Georgia quiet

There hadn’t been much news from Georgia in recent days. A Richmond paper tried to guess what that meant. From the Richmond Daily Dispatch November 12, 1864: Saturday Morning…november 12, 1864. The War News. … Georgia. There has been no … Continue reading

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Seizing Salt in Savannah

From the Richmond Daily Dispatch November 26, 1861: A salt Stampede and its Finale. The Augusta (Ga.) Sentinel, of the 23d inst., says: Upon the reception of the news that Governor Brown was appropriating salt at other points, the article … 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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“Blood Is Thicker Than Water”

On March 11, 1861 The New-York Times published a letter to the editor that dealt with the resignation of Commodore Josiah Tattnall from the US Navy and his acceptance of a commission in the Navy of Georgia. The letter responds … Continue reading

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