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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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Commemorating the Battle of New Orleans

While More Southern States Get Ready to Secede It seems that many northern cities and states in 1861 were intensifying their celebrations of the American victory at the Battle of New Orleans. From The New-York Times January 8, 1861: THE … Continue reading

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