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“Gallant Heroes” and a boast…

  As it almost always happens, I find the most interesting things whilst looking for something else altogether.  In any event, I have been sifting through the digitized editions of the Richmond Daily Dispatch that were placed on line by the University of Richmond via an IMLS grant (hie thee hence to our Port of Call […]

Monitor Crewman Lives the Dream!

On March 9, 1916, page 4 of the Bisbee Daily Review of Bisbee Arizona carried the following article. The Mariners’ Museum’s Library and Archives has a photocopy of a letter from John Driscoll which mentions this event, but I had not been able to spend time finding more information about it. Thank you interwebs and […]

The Other President

When thinking about the Civil War, I find it interesting to consider that there were two American governments operating at the same time. They were fighting one another desperately and had some important differences, but much of the Confederacy was modeled after the set up of the United States. They both had Cabinet members, Constitutions […]

The First Assassination

So, if you haven’t already been able to tell, I find Abraham Lincoln one of the most fascinating presidents that we have ever had.  For Christmas I received two books on Lincoln, and for my birthday I received a copy of the new Lincoln movie that I discussed in a blog a long time ago. […]

Memorializing Northern Aggression

As I was walking into work today, I encountered my supervisor on her way to a meeting. She asked what I was planning on writing about today, and when I replied that I was writing about Andersonville Prison, she chuckled and said how uplifting that would be. I replied that it was a shame I […]

Mrs. Lincoln

When thinking about the Civil War and the White House, many people immediately think of Abraham Lincoln, one of our nation’s most famous presidents. Few people consider the woman who stood beside him through one of the most trying presidential terms in our history. Mary Todd Lincoln, a native of Lexington, Kentucky, when discussed, is […]

That We Here Highly Resolve

  Today marks what would be President Abraham Lincoln’s 204th birthday, and in honor of our 16th President, you get a two-for-one deal with blog posts today! In addition to this little refresher on President Lincoln, I will also be posting a more in-depth look at his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. As I’m sure most […]

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 […]

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 […]

Remembering Emancipation

Hello folks, and welcome back to the Connections blog! In today’s society, Abraham Lincoln is often remembered as not only one of our most popular presidents, but as the president who freed the slaves. The popular conception is that Abraham Lincoln, using the Emancipation Proclamation, freed the slaves and ended slavery during the Civil War. […]