Abraham Lincoln and Black Easter

In 1865, Good Friday, the day that commemorates Christ’s crucifixion, fell on April 14th.    As we all know, Abraham Lincoln was shot on Good Friday, April 14, 1865.  He died on Saturday, April 15th, and the nation mourned his death on Easter...

Serenading President Lincoln with Dixies Land

On April 10, 1865, the day after the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, despite rain and mud there were some 3,000 people in the streets of Washington celebrating. Crowds serenaded President Lincoln throughout the day. “At length,” wrote a reporter for the...
Book Review: Nostalgia by Dennis McFarland

Book Review: Nostalgia by Dennis McFarland

Did I mention that I was catching up on book reviews?  Next up is Nostalgia by Dennis McFarland. From the Author: Set during the Civil War, this stunning novel from bestselling author Dennis McFarland follows a nineteen-year-old private who is struggling to...

Book Review: Yoke of Wind by Luke Comer

Finally catching up on some reading and another book I received is Yoke of Wind by Luke Comer.   According to the author:  Before the Civil War, a slavemaster named Jonah takes his family and five of what he believes are his most loyal and...

The Election of 1864

Voting for President during the Civil War In November 1864 Abraham Lincoln was running for reelection against his former top Civil War general, the Democratic candidate, George B. McClellan.   Interestingly, since the 1864 election occurred during the Civil War,...