Category Archives: American Civil War

1862: “Helpless Woman That I Am!”

June 16, 1862 I think of the many mothers, wives and sisters who wait as anxiously, pray as fervently in their far away lonesome homes from their dear ones, as we do here; I fancy them waiting day after day … Continue reading

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John Y. Beall – A Confederate Spy (Who Got Hanged)

Oops! I guess I put the spoiler in the title. Oh, well. Hopefully, it makes you more curious. After-all, unless you’ve really researched Confederate spies, hangings, secret agents, or sabotage along the Great Lakes/Canadian border, you probably haven’t heard of … Continue reading

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1862: “Crude Procedures”

One spectacle of anguish and agony only succeed another. The mind was overwhelmed and benumbed by such scenes of accumulated misery…. Great must be the cause which demands such a sacrifice.

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Allan Pinkerton: Commanding The Union Intelligence Service

What was the forerunner to the U.S. Secret Service? When did folks start to really worry about protecting a U.S. President? Would you be really surprised if I told you it was during the Civil War? Today, we’ll talk about … Continue reading

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1862: “Our People Are Opposed To Work”

Headquarters near Richmond June 5, 1862 After much reflection I think if it was possible to reinforce Jackson strongly, it would change the character of the war. This can only be done by the troops in Georgia, South Carolina & … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Spies (From The Archives)

Good morning – and what a lovely June morning it is here in Southern California! It’s the first Friday in June, so it’s time to kick-off our new historical theme of the month on Gazette665. We’ll be talking about Civil … Continue reading

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