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This Week In 1865: Confederate Diary posts for March 6-8, 1865

As General Grant tightened his grip on Richmond, and Sherman was coming up from behind, residents of the city looked forward fearfully to its evacuation by General Lee’s army. Saturday, March 4, 1865 J. B. Jones John Beauchamp Jones (1810-1866) … Continue reading

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South Carolina says “NO!” to Blacks as Confederate Soldiers

Were there significant numbers of black troops who fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War? Many today who identify with the “Lost Cause” interpretation of Southern history believe there were. Yet, the historical record is clear that if there … Continue reading

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Was Bragg the Confederate Meade?

In posing the question of whether Braxton Bragg was the Confederate George Meade, I don’t mean to imply they were alike in general terms. Rather, I’m focusing on each man’s most celebrated battle in his Civil War career, and the … Continue reading

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