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My point in posting the pension abstract… more on the way in which “Black Confederates” are “honored”

September 1, 2008 by

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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 […]

Confederate headstones and the question of “willful” service

July 30, 2008 by

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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 […]

An excellent post by Peter Carmichael on Black Confederates

July 23, 2008 by

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Available at Kevin Levin’s Civil War Memory blog .

Back at it on the blog

May 9, 2008 by

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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 […]

On “furlough” until 6 May

April 28, 2008 by

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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…

Number of voters in the Shenandoah Valley, 1856-1861

April 8, 2008 by

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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) […]

Returns for the 1860 Presidential Election in the Shenandoah Valley

April 4, 2008 by

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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) […]

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 […]

Confessions of a Rogue Digital Historian

November 3, 2007 by

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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 […]