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Monthly Archives: May 2016
May 3, 1861 …We rely greatly on the sure operation of a complete blockade of the Atlantic and Gulf ports soon to commence. In connection with such a blockade we propose a powerful movement down the Mississippi to the ocean, … Continue reading
Happy 2nd Birthday to Gazette665 Blog & Website! I can’t believe it’s been two years since I started this adventure of writing and learning “techy stuff.” It’s been great, and I look forward to many more years of blogging, developing historical … Continue reading
Stories can be inspiration. Sometimes authors write with that intention. Other times they just write, perhaps never knowing how much their stories mean to someone. And sometimes a writer can a write the story of their life (it’s called an … Continue reading
April 20, 1861 …We are now in a state of war which will yield to nothing. The whole South is in a state of revolution, into which Virginia, after a long struggle, has been drawn; and though I recognize no … Continue reading
April 13 This morning’s papers confirmed last night’s news; viz., that the rebels opened fire at Sumter yesterday morning… So Civil War is inaugurated at last. God defend the Right.