Tag Archives: Civil War Sesquicentennial

The war’s relevance today

The war’s relevance (or lack of it) in the 2011s is likely to be the subject of considerable pontification over the next three-and-a-half years as the Civil War Sesquicentennial is observed in different ways. Undoubtedly with a few solemn ceremonies, … Continue reading

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Black powder

Civil War reenactors, at least in Washington State, are said to burn at least a hundred pounds of black powder in one of their typical blooodless battles. Thus, in this Sesquicentennial of the war, they are lobbying for a change … Continue reading

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Tennessee and secession

The recent (Dec. 20) sesquicentennial of the 1860 secession of South Carolina recalls how the rebellion did not come so quick or so easy in Tennessee—largely because of the Unionist preference in Knoxville and environs. As Confederate widow Parthenia Leila … Continue reading

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