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The Battle Cry of Freedom!

One of the most famous Civil War songs is The Battle Cry of Freedom, sung by the Union side during the Civil War. Composed in early summer of 1862, this song quickly became the most popular song to sing for the Union soldiers and was used (along with Lincoln and Liberty) as a reelection song […]

Music Monday – Lincoln and Liberty!

Well hey there, readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! If memory serves, this blog used to feature a “Music Monday” segment about Civil War-related music. Well, I couldn’t help but notice how sparse the blog’s been lookin’ lately, and I’ve decided to bring Music Monday on back! I’m afraid I can’t promise […]

Reenactors’ Memory

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the Connections blog! I have a special treat in store for you… a two part posting on Civil War reenacting and how it deals with Civil War memory! This past Monday, the nation remembered the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam (or Battle of Sharpsburg in the south.) […]

McClellan and His Men

Hey there, folks, and welcome back to the Connections blog! During these past two weeks 150 years ago, Confederate General Lee and his army had slipped into Union General Pope’s rear and forced him into a fight at the Battle of 2nd Manassas, on almost the exact same battlefield as the Battle of 1st Manassas. […]

So Fill to Me the Parting Glass

Hey there folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: sadly, today is the last day of my internship with The Mariners’ Museum. I have worked not only on your favorite Connections blog, but also on several artifacts and the Library’s Port of Call blog. Although I shall return […]

Short Lived Ironclad

Hey there folks and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: like most people, I am perfectly aware that Sunday is technically the beginning of a new week. However, despite the best efforts of calendars, I still occasionally forget that fact and revert to my childhood idea that Monday is […]

Consolidation

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: two of my best friends are currently in California, and apparently San Diego has a much higher concentration of British cultural items than I would ever have guessed.   150 years ago today, both Union and Confederate forces were redeploying all […]

Early August Dominos

Hey there folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I’m an enthusiastic computer game player, and for those of you who share my interest or want to get into the hobby, be aware that it’s a good idea to wait until a game goes on sale before purchasing […]

Medic!!

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: for the past few days I have purposely NOT followed the Olympic medal count online, since I want to watch the evening coverage of the Olympics without knowing who’s going to win in advance. This played out well for me […]

The Stakes Are Raised

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I got an iphone for Christmas, and now I can barely remember what it was like having a phone that didn’t have an internet connection or dozens of handy, useful applications. Growing up, I mostly played outside and watched tv […]