Google News Archive

Here is a tool that I have been exploring and showing teachers how to use for a while now and it’s high time I shared it with you, my readers. Google news provides you with the ability to search their archives going all the way back to the late 1800s.  This is a...

Halloween During the Civil War

Just a quick Civil War themed Halloween post for everyone to enjoy. Here is a photo from the October 26, 1861 edition of Harper’s Weekly.  It is called “Jeff Davis, Reaping the Harvest” and shows Confederate President Jefferson Davis standing in a...

Happy Easter

As I am enjoying a few days off with the family, I want to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you, a very Blessed Easter. Civil War Easter Tidbits Ever wonder what days  Easter fell on during the Civil War.?   Well, I looked it up: March 31st 1861...

Harper’s Weekly Online

Ever wonder how newspapers during Civil War covered the battles? Are your doing any research into an aspect of the Civil War and need a great primary source? Well, the Son of the South website has digitized versions of Harper’s Weekly online for your review....

Memorial Day Proclaimed

Headquarters, Grand Army of the Republic Washington, D.C., May 5, 1868 I. The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion,...