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Southern Unionist? Liar, liar, pants on fire!

July 17, 2012 by

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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 […]

May 14, 1861… Day 2 of the First Wheeling Convention

May 14, 2011 by

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I would be remiss if I made no mention of western Virginians in their efforts, during this time, 150 years ago. Of course, I also find it ironic that this weekend marks the 147th anniversary of the Battle of New Market… in which I can claim kin on both sides… two in the 62nd Virginia […]

Wise pushes Virginia over the edge

April 17, 2011 by

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Morning of April 17, 1861… On the floor of the Virginia Convention, ex-Governor Wise put on quite a show. After drawing a horse pistol from his bosom and laying it on the table in front of him, he (according to a delegate present) “proceeded to harangue the body in the most violent and denunciatory manner. […]

“Important Speech of President Lincoln to the Virginia Commissioners.”

April 13, 2011 by

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Washington, April 13, 1861 The Virginia Commissioners were formally received to-day. They presented the resolutions under which they were appointed. In reply to Messrs. Preston, Stuart and Randolph, the Commissioners, Mr. Lincoln said: - GENTLEMEN – As a commission of the Virginia Convention, now in session, you present me a preamble and resolution in these […]

John B. Baldwin on the threatened right(s?) of Virginians

March 31, 2011 by

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From the Virginia Convention, Thursday, March 21, 1861… we catch Mr. Baldwin in the middle of his presentation to the members of the Convention (as documented by someone present)… She [Augusta County] was identified with every interest of the Commonwealth; and if there were extremes of opinion or prejudice in one quarter or another, Augusta […]