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Waving the White Flag

On this day, April 9th, 148 years ago Confederate General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia laid down their weapons and surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant in the small town of Appomattox, Virginia. Almost exactly four years before, on April 12, 1861, the Confederates had begun shooting on Fort Sumter, […]

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 […]

Music Monday: The Decemberists

This Music Monday’s song comes from a 2006 album called The Crane Wife by the Portland band The Decemberists. The album was picked by National Public Radio as the album of the year in 2006.  The Decemeberists could be considered a folk and/or indie rock band, and in the Civil War themed track “Yankee Bayonet” […]

Of Confederates, Contracts and Congress…

The bodies of several of the Confederate dead began arriving in Richmond, VA 150 years ago today. Among them were Acting Brigadier General Francis Bartow and General Bernard Bee (the man who gave ‘Stonewall’ Jackson his nickname). The Richmond Dispatch reported that Bartow, though suffering from a shattered foot during the battle, was “waving his […]

Picnic and panic

It seems like a nice day for an outing…pack a picnic lunch, watch a battle, and be back in Washington before it gets too late. At 5:30 a.m., battle began at Manassas Junction, VA. While Federal troops initially saw some success against the Confederates, the Confederates rallied – and Thomas Jonathan Jackson added another name […]