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odds-making

150 years ago today black men voted for the first time in Tennessee. Ex-Confederates were still prohibited from voting. Republican Governor William G. Brownlow (Parson Brownlow) was re-elected by a large majority. From The New-York Times August 2, 1867: THE … Continue reading

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Responding to Need

The war is disrupting the economies of North and South. Here’s a couple Southern examples from the Richmond Daily Dispatch October 29, 1861: Deserves Emulation. A free market has been opened in Mobile for those who are not able to … Continue reading

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In the Camp of Cain and Arnold

Correspondent Disguised as Country Clerk Checks Out a Rebel Camp From The New-York Times October 20, 1861: INTERIOR OF THE REBEL CAMP AT COLUMBUS, KENTUCKY. Approaching Columbus, it proved there the same as elsewhere, an easy matter to pass the … Continue reading

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John Bell, Martyr, Mercury, Spy

Four quick takes – all from the June 9, 1861 edition of The New-York Times: 1. The Times castigates the 1860 nominee of the Constitutional Union Party for not supporting said Union: Where is John Bell? During the Presidential campaign … Continue reading

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Dyed-in-the-Wool

A sampling of reaction to the surrender of Fort Sumter and President Lincoln’s call for 75,000 troops to put down the insurrection as reported in the April 17, 1861 edition of The New-York Times: A. General Wool Is Steadfast NEW-YORK. … Continue reading

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