The Civil War in Color Series – Gettysburg Veterans

Battle of Gettysburg Reunion of 1913 From June 29 to July 6, 1913, 50 years after the Battle of Gettysburg, Union and Confederate flags flew side by side when more than 50,000 Civil War veterans converged on Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for a grand reunion.   The idea for...

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 Sunday, April 16th. That...
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 regain his...

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 trustworthy slaves to a...

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, only...