Jackson’s Little Sorrel

the-generals-horsesWe’re doing something a little different today. Yes, you’ll get to read all about Confederate General “Stonewall” Jackson’s war horse…but you have to go to Emerging Civil War’s history blog for the article.

While Gazette665 is mine (with all it’s joys and challenges), it’s not the only place I write and blog. Emerging Civil War invited me to join their historian group in 2015, and last year I became their assistant blog editor. So, of course, I write for them too. Alright, enough about my job. You want to hear about horses…

Meet Little Sorrel – a small, ordinary horse who helped create the legends of “Stonewall.” Continue reading

1864 Election Artwork

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

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 see and remember.

However, during the 19th Century some of the political campaign posters could be considered works of art, using imagery to share the party or candidates platform and goals. Continue reading

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, edit, and interact with other writers.

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Well, one of the tasks of the “job” is finding ways to bring new historical ideas and content to the ECW website. I like information to be interesting and relevant…so with all the political drama in the modern world, we were inspired to dig out some of the political drama from the Civil War era. Continue reading

Why Do We Ignore Gettysburg Civilians?

I have a theory, a belief, a conviction.

Usually civilians get ignored in the studies of war. But at Gettysburg, something mysterious happens… The civilian population of 1863 was called awful names and often berated by national newspapers. The years passed and some of the civilians in the town redeemed their reputation, but a stigma remained against the civilians of 1863 living in the countryside. Why?

I’ve written my historical findings and opinion on this subject in a new blog post for Emerging Civil War – Gettysburg Civilians: Evil Beasts or Compassionate Heroes?

Hopefully, this new look at historical evidence will cast light on a subject shaded by prejudice. Here’s the link again.

Your Historian,

Miss Sarah

P.S. Go ahead and leave comments or questions on ECW’s site and I’ll be happy to answer them over there.