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The Hispanic Experience

Hey there, folks, and welcome back to the Connections blog! As you kind readers have no doubt surmised by following this blog, the Civil War was fought by social and ethnic groups of all kinds. One of the largest ethnic groups that are often overlooked in the conflict is the Hispanic population. Heavily concentrated in […]

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 Wrong Stuff

Hey everyone, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I have a good memory for faces, and as a result I always enjoy it when I’m able to identify random actors when they appear in roles across a variety of movies or TV shows.   150 years ago today, […]

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 […]

Ides of March 1862

A famous prophecy once told Julius Caesar to “beware the Ides of March” but maybe those who tried to Impeach Andrew Johnson in 1867 should have listened to the prophecy as well.  On March 15, 1862, the famous northern publication Harper’s Weekly printed an article entitled “Tennessee Returning to the Union.”  The article goes on […]

secession, transfers and a poem

On this day in 1861, Tennessee seceded with a majority vote. Governor John Letcher of Virginia officially transferred Virginia troops to the Confederacy. While this move put the commander of the Virginia Army out of a job, General Robert E. Lee remained as an advisor to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. This poem, written on June […]