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The First Assassination

So, if you haven’t already been able to tell, I find Abraham Lincoln one of the most fascinating presidents that we have ever had.  For Christmas I received two books on Lincoln, and for my birthday I received a copy of the new Lincoln movie that I discussed in a blog a long time ago. […]

Civil War on Spring Break

Hello faithful Connections followers! I apologize for the recent lack of blogs. I spent the past week frolicking in the Bahamas for my spring break, but I have a full post about the history of the Bahamas, and their Civil War Connections. Some friends and I went on a cruise, and were able to see […]

The Legacy of Memory

Hello once more, readers, and welcome to the Connections blog! Sadly, today marks my last blog posting on the theme of Civil War Memory. I shall still issue the occasional Music Monday post in the future, and perhaps a post or two in December as time permits, but I’m afraid the (somewhat) regular weekly postings […]

The Hurricane Expedition

Hello readers, and welcome back to the connections blog. As the east coast recovers from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who lost their lives as a result of the weather. While the Hampton Roads area was spared the brunt of Sandy’s power, our fellow Americans to […]

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 […]

Native Americans and the Civil War

Hello again, folks, and welcome back to the Connections blog! In keeping with my recent theme of exploring how the Civil War affected groups of people that often don’t get much of a voice in the historical narrative, today I will be exploring the topic of Native Americans in the Civil War. Indeed, Native Americans […]

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.) […]

Our National Pastime

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I’m a solid fan of the Philadelphia sports teams, and I enthusiastically cheer on the Eagles, Flyers and Phillies from Football, Ice Hockey and Baseball respectively. I don’t give two Wheats about professional Basketball, though.   Speaking of sports, can […]

Drawn Conflict

Hello folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I have a soft spot (nay, a weakness) in my heart for cookies. When I’m feeling sad and lonely, there’s a service they can render… I’ve told the ones who love me, only they can be so warm and tender… […]

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Hello readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: when visiting Cambridge, we got to explore the Great Court at Trinity College. It’s a tradition that running-minded athletes try to round the entire Great Court in the time it take the College’s clock to chime the hour of 12 […]