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John Minor Botts shares some thoughts on John Brown’s raid… and a little more

October 19, 2009 by

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I’ll get back to my thread of posts on Southern Unionism in western Maryland (which began here), but today, considering the 150th anniversary events surrounding John Brown’s raid over the past weekend, I want to post something rooted in thoughts of the raid. Actually, while scrolling through the old CW-era Hagerstown newspapers this weekend, I […]

On election day eve… Monday night, November 5, 1860

November 4, 2008 by

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As a follow-up to my two posts (Oct. 29 & 30) about Stephen Douglas’ visit to Staunton and Harrisonburg, Virginia, I was wondering… as Virginians stood on the eve of the election of 1860, what were their thoughts? Flipping through the “virtual stack” of digitized era newspapers, I find that we have access to copies of the Richmond Dispatch, Staunton’s […]

“The Party of Lincoln!”… um… or is it really?

September 26, 2008 by

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I’m not going into who is right or who is wrong politically in my blog because that is not what this blog is about. However, in terms of Civil War era Memory… let’s call this a hodge-podge of thoughts from the “for what it’s worth” file… … when a Republican presidential candidate proclaims that he is […]

Returns for the 1856 Presidential & 1859 Gubernatorial Vote in the Shenandoah Valley

April 4, 2008 by

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Still need the returns for the 1860 Presidential election, but, in the meantime, this is a start. The quick and handy source for information about the 1856 Presidential election returns in Virginia and the 1859 Virginia Gubernatorial returns is The Virginia Civil War Home Page: County Millard Fillmore (Whig) 1856 James Buchanan (Democrat) 1856 William […]