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Union veterans in postwar reconciliation… giving up ground won?

January 1, 2011 by

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Keith Harris has an interesting post up today, discussing how G.A.R. members saw Robert E. Lee in postwar remembrance. Between this and their reaction toward the return of Confederate battleflags, one would think that, though interested in participating in gestures of reconciliation, Union veterans were unwilling to give up ground gained so easily forget the […]

Reflections on Hewitt’s statements about the “Lost Cause”

March 25, 2008 by

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I found Hewitt’s comments about the Lost Cause while surfing the Web a couple of years ago and they have lingered with me ever since. I know that there were many in the North who wanted severe policies when it came to dealing with the postwar South. Despite what some have to say about reconstruction, […]

One Union soldier’s reflections on the Lost Cause

March 24, 2008 by

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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 […]