Browsing All posts tagged under »Confederate government«

Southern Unionist? Liar, liar, pants on fire!

July 17, 2012 by


In my exchanges, over the years, some folks have indicated that they thought some Southern Claims applicants were lying. Well, yes some were, but I have to ask… “How have you identified those who you think were lying?” It’s not always so easy. Sometimes, however, it’s painfully obvious… and one doesn’t have to read between […]

Can “The Burning” in the Shenandoah Valley be considered “total war?”

October 29, 2008 by


I just read Chris Wehner’s most recent post, American Civil War Educators Teaching Myths, at Blog 4 History, and was particularly interested in the remark about Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. Without a doubt, the devastation left in the wake of Gen. Philip Sheridan’s move through the Valley in late September and early October 1864 was […]

The Haynes-Beylor Murder

October 3, 2008 by


Picking up from where I left off with my last post… As I prepared to begin work on my thesis, I began sorting out my “findings” from the newspapers and Southern Unionist claims. Despite all that I already had, there was more to be learned. In fact, I exchanged e-mails with one person who made me aware […]

Additional thoughts on Levi Miller

September 29, 2008 by


After yesterday’s post, I started thinking about possibilities… like turning a cube around and considering all of the angles, I think I may have found one that has yet to be considered (please let me know if it has been considered in another blog, book, magazine article, etc). For these African-Americans who received pensions as […]


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