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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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friendly request

President Lincoln was trying to please his son Robert, his wife Mary, and his general Grant. He seems pretty confident that the war will soon and finally come to an end. From The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume … Continue reading

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Hunger in Xenia

150 years ago today President-elect Abraham Lincoln was already in Buffalo, New York enjoying a sabbath day rest (Civil War Daily Gazette). On February 18, 1861 The New-York Times published a report by HOWARD, its Special Correspondent detailing Lincoln’s trip … Continue reading

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