Monthly Archives: October 2016

Civil War Politics @ The Movies!

Continuing our October series by sharing articles I’ve been writing for Emerging Civil War’s “1860’s Politics” series, today we invite you to relax and enjoy some movies with a historical and political theme.

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1861: “Behaved As Well As If On The Parade Ground”

October 22, 1861 …Our company made the last charge. The general was killed, shot by 5 balls; nobody knew who was the senior in command & Col. Lee ordered a retreat. But we were determined to have one more shot. … Continue reading

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1864 Election Artwork

In the modern political arena, campaign “branding” has followed the trends of businesses. It just makes sense to have symbols that are bold and easily recognizable. We live in a fast-paced society, so campaign artwork has to be quick to … Continue reading

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1861: “Lost In The Potomac”

November 5, 1861 Voluminous accounts of the repulse of our forces at Ball’s Bluff have been published, including several official reports. In the official list of the killed, wounded and missing of the Massachusetts 15th, Lt. Greene, mentioned in our … Continue reading

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Politics – Civil War Style

As many of you know, I’ve recently taken the role of Assistant Blog Editor for Emerging Civil War. It’s continuing to be a fun and challenging experience. As a writer, I think it’s awesome. I get to play with more¬†words, … Continue reading

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1861: “This, Governor, Is For Your Own Eye”

September 17, 1861 My Dear Governor: I received your very kind note of the 5th instant just as I was about to accompany General Loring’s command on an expedition to the enemy’s works in front, or I would have before … Continue reading

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