1863: In Their Words

This page is an archive of blog posts from the series 1863: In Their Words.

The series begins in January 2018 and will continue for the entire year. Exploring the thoughts, feelings, actions, and consequences of real people caught in the turmoil of civil war, 1863: In Their Words provides a quote with contextual background regarding the author, location, or event.

Francis Bicknell Carpenter’s “First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln”

1863: “Henceforward Shall Be Free”

1863: “Bullets Plowed Little Furrows”

1863: “Get Into A Battle With Snowballs”

1863: “We Will Give A Checkmate To The Foreign Hopes Of The Rebels”

1863: “Shall I Send Him Home?”