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Women in the War, pt. 2

Hello faithful Connections readers! Today covers part two of my series on women during the war, and discusses women spies! During the Civil War, women received a substantial amount of power as a result of the men being required to leave home and engage in battle. The lack of a male presence within the household […]

Jackson

A few weeks ago I posted about the role the United States Military Academy at West Point played in supplying both the Union and the Confederacy with many of its leaders, pitting classmate against classmate. The West Point class of 1846 produced a number of Civil War leaders, including George B. McClellan, George E. Pickett […]

The Battle of Front Royal

Hello everyone, and welcome to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: when I brush my teeth, I feel strongly reminded of a fast version of the tune “Turkey in the Straw.”   150 years ago yesterday, the Union and Confederate armies met in battle at Front Royal, Virginia. As a crucial part […]

Music Monday: Marah

There is no doubt about the historical nature of this Music Monday song. “John Brown’s Body” by Marah was included of the three disc compilation Song of America. Marah is a modern rock band that hails from Philly but relocated to New York City. The song “John Brown’s Body” is shockingly about John Brown the […]