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Daily Archives: April 26, 2011

Library of Congress has selected “Civil War Connections” as part of their American Civil War Sesquicentennial Web Archive!

We just received word yesterday that the United States Library of Congress has selected this website for inclusion in their historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War Sesquicentennial! Their Web Archiving Team tells us that “Web Archives are important because they contribute to the historical record, capturing information that could otherwise […]

“we have a navy to build…”

On April 26, 1861, Secretary of the Confederate Navy, Stephen Mallory, wrote the following: In pursuance of the authority contained in the naval appropriation act approved March 16, 1861, I entered upon the duty of procuring vessels for the Navy of the Confederate States. Experienced and judicious naval officers and civilians have been actively engaged […]