Monthly Archives: October 2015

The “Holy Experiment” Colony

During the last few weeks, we’ve discovered that several colonies were started as refuges for those facing religious persecution. Rhode Island was founded by a Puritan dissenter and Maryland was supposed to be a homeland for English Catholics. One of … Continue reading

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Maryland, My Maryland (ECW guest posts)

This week a blog series written by yours truly was published on Emerging Civil War. The series introducing the internal conflict experienced in the state of Maryland during the American Civil War. I enjoyed the opportunity to introduce this subject … Continue reading

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The Supply Dilemma in the South

The Union had the Sanitary Commission and the Christian Commission doing a fabulous job of organizing the home front war effort and provided a mountain of supplies to the armies in the field. Perhaps you’ve been wondering how supplies were … Continue reading

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The Catholic Colony

English Catholics were in a pickle. The Church of England was the official church of the nation and had broken away from the Catholic church back in the days of King Henry VIII. By the mid-1600’s, the Puritans were hard … Continue reading

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Alexander Hamilton: Founding Father

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author, Nathan Bierle! Nathan has been studying U.S. Government and part of his class included “A Patriot Project.” This special assignment requires students to study the life of an American Founding Father, with … Continue reading

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A Big, Long List of Supplies

The last few weeks I’ve been sharing details about the United States Sanitary Commission and the United States Christian Commission and their work during the American Civil War. So the natural question is: what did they┬ábring to Gettysburg? I Have … Continue reading

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