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The Other President

When thinking about the Civil War, I find it interesting to consider that there were two American governments operating at the same time. They were fighting one another desperately and had some important differences, but much of the Confederacy was modeled after the set up of the United States. They both had Cabinet members, Constitutions […]

Cartomania

Collecting cards has been a hobby of Americans for far longer than many may realize.  Today, someone might have a signed baseball card of Mickey Mantle or Hank Aaron on their shelf, no doubt an excellent conversation piece and noteworthy specimen of Americana.  However, in the 1860’s, the portraits of a very different kind of […]

“Whereas an insurrection…has broken out…”

150 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln issued the following proclamation: BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A Proclamation. Whereas an insurrection against the Government of the United States has broken out in the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, and the laws of the United States for […]