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Daily Archives: March 23, 2012

150 Years of “Stupidity”?

A few weeks prior I made post about Abraham Lincoln suspending habeas corpus and the role of civil liberties during war time.  I am happy to report that the writers of Scientific American were apparently not too worried about the rights of the press being infringed upon during the Civil War.  In an article published […]

A Substantial Loss

The year 1862 laid witness not only to the Battle of Hampton Roads, Antietam, and other infamous battles of the Civil War, but a tragedy in President Lincoln’s own household.  On February 20, 1862, Lincoln’s third son, Willie, passed away from Typhoid fever.  As a young boy, he was committed to his studies and enjoyed spending […]

Monitor Log: 23 March 1862

Remarks Sunday March 23/62   From Midnight to 4 AM wind & weather same                                                                                                                                                                                Louis N Stodder   From 4 to 8 A.M. Fine pleasant weather wind N.W.                                                                                                                                                            Geo. Frederickson   From 8 to 12 AM wind & weather same                                                                                                                                                                               William Flye   From 12 to 4 PM  wind N.W. moderate […]