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the three wise men denigrated

150 years ago earlier this month Wendell Phillips seemed a bit miffed that Jefferson Davis had been bailed out back in May. From The New-York Times June 7, 1867: Jefferson Davis and His Friends. From the Anti-Slavery Standard of This … Continue reading

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big milk parlor shut down

But what should take its place? Riots broke out in Richmond, Virginia on May 11, 1867. Two days later ex-Confederate President Jefferson was released on bail in the same city. According to the following report, two of the men who … Continue reading

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free at last

Having been imprisoned for nearly two years in Fortress Monroe, Jefferson Davis, the one and only Confederate president, was bailed out 150 years ago today. Here’s a summary from the June 1, 1867 issue of Harper’s Weekly (page 338): TRIAL … Continue reading

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conjugal visit?

After former Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured by Union troops on May 10, 1865 near Irwinville, Georgia, he was imprisoned at Fort Monroe for two years from May 22, 1865. Initially Mr. Davis was confined to a casemate at … Continue reading

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just another rebel?

If it turned out that Jefferson Davis was not implicated in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, why should he be punished any more severely than all the other rebels who fought the United States for over four long years? From … Continue reading

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“Progress of the war.”

The Confederacy was in crisis, but Congress had apparently been content to finish up its legislative session and head home. President Davis asked them to stay, and 150 years ago today he laid out the important matters that Congress needed … Continue reading

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it’s a sham

it’s a shame Southern people aren’t doing anything about it From The New-York Times February 14, 1865: The Present Fatuity of the South. Was there ever such infatuation as that which now possesses the South? Did any people, on the … Continue reading

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peace signs

About 150 years ago people up in this neck of the woods could read about some rumored peace maneuvers. From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in January 1865: More Peace Rumors. The telegraph of Thursday evening gives us more … Continue reading

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why they play the game

The following commentary did kind of remind me a sports radio show with the gung-ho fan calling in to support his team before the big game: there’s going to be a match up problem for the South if Bragg is … Continue reading

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Pope Pius for Peace

I heard President Obama is going to visit Pope Francis in March. 150 years ago today citizens in Richmond could have read some correspondence between their president and the Roman pontiff. Both leaders seem to agree that war is cruel … Continue reading

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