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Civil War on Spring Break

Hello faithful Connections followers! I apologize for the recent lack of blogs. I spent the past week frolicking in the Bahamas for my spring break, but I have a full post about the history of the Bahamas, and their Civil War Connections. Some friends and I went on a cruise, and were able to see […]

Mine crafting!

Hey everybody, welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: over the weekend, I awoke in the night to the terrifying sensation of an evil spider crawling up my neck!! After freaking out, smashing it off my neck, and turning on the lights, I searched every nook and cranny of my […]

Early Submarines Part 2

Well hey there, readers – good to see you again! After all, it’s been SO LONG since I’ve posted on the good ol’ blog… (yes that was sarcasm). Today’s (second) tidbit about me is: in terms of climate and setting preferences, although I like the warm summer of the beach, I prefer the cool autumn […]

Early Submarines Part 1

Hello readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I’m a fan of football and ice hockey, but I find soccer to be one of the most tedious sports ever.   In my second Blog post, I discussed how the world responded to the first armed contest between ironclad […]

John C. Calhoun, Civil War Connections, and Charleston Pt. 2

Just as promised here is the second part of the Charleston blog post (click here if you missed the first part).  Charleston and South Carolina in general are proud of their history, about everywhere you turn there is a school, a road, a lake, you name it, and it has probably been named for a […]

Jefferson Davis the Devil: Political Cartoons & Propganda

Political cartoons during the Civil War era were more villainous than today and often depicted Confederate leaders as devils, snake, rats, etc.  Jefferson Davis was the main target of the Union hatred that showed up in the political comics of the northern publications. Below is a picture of Jefferson Davis as the devil and he is […]

Charleston, The Citadel, & The Civil War’s First Shots (Part 1)

Charleston, South Carolina is a city rich with beautiful architecture, mouth watering Southern cooking, and gorgeous weather almost year round.  But all of that is trumped by the illustrious history of this southern gem. Certainly Charleston is most known for its Civil War history, but many houses and buildings date back to the Revolutionary era.  […]