Monthly Archives: February 2015

This Week In 1865: Confederate Diary posts for Feb 28, 1865

Tuesday, February 28, 1865 J. B. Jones John Beauchamp Jones (1810-1866) was a writer who worked in the Confederate War Department in Richmond during the war. His diary was published in 1866 as “A Rebel War Clerk’s Diary at the … Continue reading

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This Week In 1865: Confederate Diary posts for Feb 26-27, 1865

Sunday, February 26, 1865 J. B. Jones John Beauchamp Jones (1810-1866) was a writer who worked in the Confederate War Department in Richmond during the war. His diary was published in 1866 as “A Rebel War Clerk’s Diary at the … Continue reading

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This Week In 1865: Confederate Diary posts for Feb 23-25, 1865

Thursday, February 23, 1865 Emma Leconte Emma Florence LeConte (1847-1932) lived in Columbia, SC and witnessed Sherman’s burning of the city. “Yankees – that word in my mind is a synonym for all that is mean, despicable and abhorrent.” The … Continue reading

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This Week In 1865: Confederate Diary posts for Feb 22, 1865

Wednesday, February 22, 1865 As J. B. Jones anticipates, Wilmington, NC fell to the Union on this day. General Sherman had taken Columbia, SC on the 17th. Though he denied ordering it to be burned, when his troops left, Columbia … Continue reading

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Lincoln in 1855: Slavery will never end peacefully

Abraham Lincoln was a realist. At a time when many in the country, including most politicians, were desperately seeking a way to keep the slavery issue under wraps, Lincoln had already recognized that the South’s “peculiar institution” wasn’t going to … Continue reading

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