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Tag Archives: Reconstruction

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, […]

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 […]

Black Confederates: What They Signify (Part 2)

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the Connections blog! This is part 2 of a 2-part blog series on “Black Confederates,” or more accurately, on the misconception about them. In my blog post of this past Tuesday, I explored the possibility of black soldiers fighting with the Confederates, and if you haven’t read it, please […]