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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Lincoln

Over the past holiday season my family and I went to see the new Lincoln movie, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as our 16th president. I don’t want to spoil the movie for anyone who may not have seen it; however it is based on true events, so chances are you know how well Lincoln does in […]

Black Knight vs. Black Knight

Founded during the Revolutionary War at the urging of General George Washington, the fortress at West Point, NY, has stood guard over the Hudson River since its construction in 1778. The fort officially became the United States Military Academy in 1802, and has since been producing officers well versed in military leadership and a variety […]

A Final Resting Place

So, as I may have mentioned in my first blog post, I am a self-proclaimed history nerd. Luckily, I was born and raised right outside of Washington D.C., and therefore have access to one of the most historically rich areas in the United States. While I haven’t been into the city since the summer, I’d […]

With Malice Towards None

Hello again Connections followers! In honor of the 57th inauguration yesterday, this blog is dedicated to the second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln. In my research today I found a fun fact that might be of some interest. In both 2009 and 2013, President Obama used the same Bible to take the oath of office that […]

Sealing the Confederate Coffin

Hi everyone, and welcome to the Civil War Connections blog! My name is Kelly, and I’ll be blogging this semester as an intern at The Mariners’ Museum.  I’m currently a senior at Christopher Newport University, and I’m studying both History and English Literature. As a self proclaimed history nerd, I’m a huge fan of studying […]

The Emancipation Proclamation: A Military Necessity

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the official issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation.  Though many mistakenly believe that the Proclamation is a document tied solely to the date January 1, 1863, a preliminary proclamation was presented in September 1862 calling for reunion.  If the rebellious states failed to rejoin the Union by January 1 of […]