Monthly Archives: May 2016

1861: “A Complete Blockade”

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

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Happy 2nd Birthday To GZ665 (& Update On Our Latest Project!)

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

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: Writing An American Story

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

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1861: “I Have Resigned My Commission”

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

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Martha Finley: Sharing Faith Through Literature

Every person – every writer – has a belief system and a world view which will influence their actions, thoughts, and writing. That belief system and worldview can be rooted in various religions or philosophies – Christian, humanist, feminism, naturalistic, etc. … Continue reading

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1861: “A United North”

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.

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