Monthly Archives: November 2015

What Did They Really Eat At The 1st Thanksgiving?

Well, it wasn’t pumpkin pie with whipped cream… Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving celebration! Maybe you even had a chance to share some of the new things you’ve been learning about the Pilgrims with your family. I’m going to … Continue reading

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A Day of Thanksgiving (Civil War Style)

Happy Thanksgiving! During the Civil War, both American presidents – Jefferson Davis of the Confederacy and Abraham Lincoln of the United States – issued proclamations for “days of thanksgiving.” One of the Lincoln’s announcements became the basis for our modern … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Civilians Reflect On The Gettysburg Address

What did the Gettysburg civilians actually think of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address? How did they feel about the president coming to their town? This blog post answers those questions by letting the spectators of the historic day “speak for themselves.” This … Continue reading

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Pilgrims In Armor

Amongst the myths of the Pilgrims is the ideal that they were peaceful folks who never quarreled with anyone and never feared an attack because they were friends with the natives tribes. Furthermore, they lived in their own little bubble of … Continue reading

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The Day of the Gettysburg Address

“The notes of a solemn bugle call resounded over the Gettysburg hills. Betsy opened her eyes and lay still in bed, listening to the bugles softly echoing each other in the stillness of breaking dawn…” Blue, Gray & Crimson, page … Continue reading

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“Stonewall” Jackson’s Photograph

Here’s a guest post I wrote for Emerging Civil War. It explores the location and situation surrounding the first photograph during the Civil War years. “There were only two photos of General “Stonewall” Jackson taken during the war. One photograph … Continue reading

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