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Looking back at the Pratt Street (Baltimore) Riot

April 20, 2011 by

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Since I’m a little past due on the Maryland part of my Southron heritage… 150 years ago, yesterday… And then, this video from the Catholic Review: O.k., interesting, but once again, “Southern” continues to be entangled in the whole “they were all secessionists” stereotype. So, who’s with me? All those in favor of clarification… say […]

Protect slavery or face “degredation and ruin.”

March 29, 2011 by

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Looking back 150 years ago, from the Shenandoah Valley… this comes from the Staunton Vindicator, March 29, 1861… The question is not “Union”. That is irretrievably, hopelessly broken up. No compromise of right–no palliation of wrong, or denunciation of its resistance, can restore its fallen columns. Nor can past glory reconcile to a future of degradation. The only […]

… and as for Marylanders and 1861…

February 26, 2011 by

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Having asked for input regarding who should be Virginia’s person of the year for 1861, I felt that I also had to ask the same for Maryland. This time, however, Robert E. Lee is not an option, creating what is, I think, a more challenging question to answer. Who stands out as “Person of the […]

Were Southern Unionists and Northern Copperheads really comparable?

January 29, 2011 by

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Over the last two years, when I’ve raised points about Southern Unionists, the topic of Northern Copperheads has entered the picture. I think the two groups are commonly seen in the most basic terms… people in two separate geographic regions that supported the government (or “cause”) in power in the other geographic region. But, I […]

Maryland, my Maryland, wherefore art thou, my Maryland?

January 9, 2011 by

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Earlier this week, I posted a quick comment on my Facebook page about Maryland’s War of 1812 license plates. It’s everywhere, it’s everywhere! Yet, Maryland’s silence about the Sesquicentennial is excruciatingly painful. No blogs, no tweets, nothing… I’m not saying that the War of 1812 is unimportant… because it IS important. What bothers me is […]

The formation of the 29th Division – the Blue-Gray Division

August 23, 2010 by

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From p. 16 of History of the Twenty-Ninth Division, “Blue and Gray”, 1917-1919: It was soon realized that a divisional spirit or espirit must be encouraged, since the old organizations had been broken up. Remembering that the organizations in the War between the States which had special names or distinctive designations acquitted themselves unusually well, […]

“My People” at Gettysburg… a top 10… ummmm… well, just a list

July 2, 2009 by

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Since we are in the midst of “Gettysburg days”… and there is an effort afoot for bloggers to list their top ten Gettysburg books, I figured I’d do a little something different. I’m such a non-conformist… :-) Ever since my first visit to Gettysburg, when I was mere lad of 11, I’ve made it a […]

In the aftermath…

November 5, 2008 by

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We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, […]