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An excellent post by Peter Carmichael on Black Confederates

July 23, 2008 by


Available at Kevin Levin’s Civil War Memory blog .

Back at it on the blog

May 9, 2008 by


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]


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