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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. […]

How Emancipation Changed the War

Hey there, folks, and welcome back to the Connections blog! Today, I want to discuss the Emancipation Proclamation and how it forever altered our memory of what the Civil War was fought over. Before the Emancipation Proclamation was made public on September 22nd, the purpose of the Union’s side was to quash the rebellion and […]

The War Comes North

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: my brother is quite skilled at utilizing our two orange kayaks at the beach near our house, but every time I try and get in I end up flipping into the surf.   150 years ago today, the Civil War […]