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...

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...