In reading this story about the recently located Union soldier at Antietam (aka Sharpsburg), my thoughts drifted to the Wilderness and the situation with the Wal-Mart site that might go there. Just think about it… it will be such a thrilling day, and think about all that revenue generated for Orange County! $500,000 annually, right! Hot […]
Just want to let everyone know, I should be back to posting again this evening or tomorow. Still recovering from my deviated septum surgery.
I just put up two posts today (Slave numbers in the Southern States as represented through the U.S. Census & Slave numbers in the Northern States as represented through the U.S. Census) to show the versatility of the Historical Census Database that I mentioned yesterday. There are all sorts of queries possible, but after making the […]
What is objectivity and can it exist in historical analysis? As we grow and learn, what is it within our individual world that impacts our ability to objectively analyze different aspects of the American Civil War? To answer this, it may be that we first need to ask… how is “Civil War memory” formed? Can […]
Despite criticism of my motivations behind one of my most recent posts, posting what I did was not merely a matter of convenience in support of my argument. The material does support it, but that’s not the point. This is just laying out the facts as defined, not by me, but by the state and […]
Note: Feeling a need to clarify my thoughts on some matters, as of 29 August 2008, I added something to the points that I have made in this post. See another post for additional details. I’d be curious to see the V.A. headstone application stats. Specifically, I’d like to see how many Civil War headstones […]
Available at Kevin Levin’s Civil War Memory blog .
Well, my furlough had to be extended as a “French Furlough,” but I’m back! Not only was I dealing with a hectic ending to the semester, but faced an immediate (though highly anticipated) flight to Louisville, Kentucky for the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby. I wrapped up my last project and turned it in […]
Well, finals are in full swing and, despite efforts to make a post, this is the best I can do until after all the dust settles. So, with that in mind, I am taking a respite from my postings and plan on entering my next post around the 6th of May. Until then…
The following table specifies the number of votes cast in the three elections from 1856-1860 and the referendum vote on secession in 1861. I’ll comment more on this later. However, with a quick glance at the difference between numbers of voters in 1860 and 1861, in most cases (Rockingham and Shenandoah counties being the exception) […]
I found the information for the 1860 Presidential election on a West Virginia Division of Culture and History site. Incidentally, it was rare for Lincoln to appear on a ballot in western Virginia (or most of the Commonwealth), but it appears he was present on the ballot in Shenandoah County, Virginia. County Abraham Lincoln (Republican) […]
The following is from Chapter 12 of the History of the Twelfth West Virginia Infantry (by William Hewitt) which is available on Linda Cunningham Fluharty’s fantastic website about that regiment. … regarding the war from a moral and political standpoint, it sometimes seems as if the war did not last long enough. It took years of the […]
OK, so this is my first venture into the realm of the blogs. Having wrapped up my masters in History (with a concentration on American History from colonization through the Civil War era) at Old Dominion University and entering into a second masters program (Technical and Scientific Communication) at James Madison University, I figured it […]