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obtener2 · 4 hours ago
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May 12, 1863 - Union General Ulysses Grant fought with and defeated Rebel forces at Raymond, Mississippi.
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May of 1863 tens of thousands of men moved. In seven days’ time Grant's men fought Confederates at Port Gibson, Raymond, Jackson, Champion’s Hill and Big Black River Bridge. The enemy put up spirited fights, but every Union soldier knew they had to keep Pemberton and Johnston from bringing their armies together.
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araiz-zaria · a day ago
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Farragut's nicknames
•Daring Dave
•Old Salamander
•Glasgow (...apparently that's how he preferred to be called by his (foster) family?)
•(...anyone else knows??)
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i-like-old-things · 2 days ago
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I made a TikTok with my Civil War hat and now I don’t want to take it off so I’m just laying on my bed instead of practicing
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saucy-history8 · 2 days ago
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this ones for the lad himself
i hate him 🥺🥺🥺
one of the great joys of learning about him , loving to hate little mac
i mean he did some things right but like overall he’s kinda a train wreck, shows humanity tho, even poeple in charge for flaws
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araiz-zaria · 2 days ago
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Me reading info on David Dixon Porter: ...wait WHAT DO YOU MEAN HE'S ONLY AN INCH TALLER THAN SHERIDAN???
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saucy-history8 · 2 days ago
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civil war photo dump!
honestly one of the coolest things abt the civil war is the fact that is was the first major american war with photos
seeing the horrors of war demonstrated with pictures is insane
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tipsywench · 2 days ago
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Now I know of 3 photos from this session since I just found the bottom photo on one of those auction websites
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quicksiluers · 3 days ago
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On this day back in 1864, at the battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, General John Sedgwick (leader of the VI Corps of the Army of the Potomac) was personally directing artillery placements and forming his line. Confederate sharpshooters about 1,000 yards away fired at them, causing some of his staff and the artillerymen to duck. Sedgwick, upright, said "Why are you dodging like this?They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance." Just then, in a moment of profound irony, he was struck and killed by a Confederate bullet.  When Grant heard the news he could hardly believe it, repeatedly asking, “Is he really dead?”
Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick was the highest-ranking Union casualty of the war, and widely beloved by his soldiers and his superiors.  
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The Union would never have made peace with the Confederacy because that would give the south total control over the Mississippi River. It always would have been a war of attrition, fighting to the last man, a game of chicken to see who blinked first. And the south would blink first because they were out of men and munitions; they were conscripting children, and Lee’s army even considered conscripting slaves (though not arming them; they were to be human shields on the front line, tanking bullets for the white soldiers behind them). The rebels would be overpowered and put down no matter who was president, because while popular opinion in the north may have eventually turned against the war, the higher ups would have kept it going until they at least took Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. If McClellan defeated Lincoln in 1864 he might have begun peace talks but he wouldn’t just let them keep the river; the north NEEDED the Mississippi if nothing else.
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athingirl · 3 days ago
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Did You Know...The Love Edition
Did You Know…The Love Edition
When singer Johnny Cash was asked, how his marriage to June Carter lasted for 35 years, he said without pause...separate bathrooms. The journalist, Jimmy Breslin, gave the eulogy for his wife, Rosemary, the mother of his 6 children, when she died at 50 of cancer in 1981. One of the heartfelt things he said was…We of her family who remain have a special burden. We have lived with nobility… She was…
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jenikirbyhistory · 3 days ago
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I discovered this website on duckduckgo search engine. It is full of Civil War digital archives from microfilm.
Research. Learn. Discover.,
-Jeni
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if you hate tony stark but like steve rogers i don’t think we can be friends
#i hate some of tony’s ACTIONS but I don’t hate him as a person#i feel like the IM solo films did a good job of establishing his motivations#they established that while many of his actions caused harm down the road they were initially borne of good intentions#i can sympathize with a flawed character like that#steve rogers is written like American war propaganda#everything he does is painted as morally correct just because he’s steve rogers#i may be taking things too personally and projecting#but in CA films the supporting characters including men of color like Sam wilson and women like natasha are just there to build up steve#in IM i feel like tony gives equal importance to rhodey and even pepper#they’re given the status of an equal#but CA supporting characters are just following steve#if they happen to do anything good or cool steve rogers gets credit for it 🙄#anthony mackie really made sam wilson his own person#all credit to him#because the way sam is written has never given him any space to differ from steve rogers#he does what steve does and steve’s enemies are his enemies in the films#that said i understand it’s because we had 3 films to focus on Tony’s friendships where Sam only had a little time in tws#bc civil war was a large ensemble cast#but still I’m allowed to have preferences#i like that tony is flawed & he is seen as flawed and he personally acknowledges his flaws#but he continues to try to do good#even when characters like steve constantly bring him down and bully him for “morally not being on their level#it’s very holier than thou#steve rogers is flawed but everyone around him is made to attest to his perfection#I loved peggy and agent carter was my favorite show#but I hated how she would relate all her good qualities to emulating the great man steve rogers#even when Natasha sides with tony in civil war she tells HIM to let go of HIS ego#I don’t even disagree but I hate how Steve is never seen as the one in the wrong#when are we gonna call Steve Rogers out on the bullshit that is bullying tony into leaving his family and dying in a suicide mission#then going back in time to hang out with his lady friend
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saucy-history8 · 4 days ago
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This photo tho: 
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I found it in a book I was reading and I can’t stop laughing at the guy on top of the truck dhgcfjnshf 
I believe as the photo says that’s of Sam Cooley’s group of photogrpahers and he did photography for the south I believe? 
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obtener2 · 4 days ago
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"THE GREAT CAMPAIGN, GEN GRANTS DECISIVE BATTLE. MAY 14
"Maj.-Gen. Dix: Official dispatches just received by this Department dated yesterday, 8A.M. at the battle-field, near Spotsylvania Courthouse. They state that during the night, Gen. HANCOCK marched from his previous position on our right and occupied the ground between Gens. WRIGHT and BURNSIDE; at daylight he attacked with his accustomed impetuosity, forcing the first and then the second line of the enemy's works, capturing the whole of Gen. EDWARD JOHNSON's Division and part of EARLY's, together with Maj. Gen. JOHNSON, Gen. GEO. H. STUART, and from thirty to forty cannon.'...[New York Times WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MAY 13 —530A.M.] Footnote: This attack on a rebel salient, called "the mule shoe" achieved initial success because Lee had been planning to abandon the position to shorten his line.]
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saucy-history8 · 4 days ago
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@professor-zee-chamberlain showed me this website of a bunch of little tiny civil war figurines
ever since than i’ve been thinking abt buying this...
and i might just have too
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saucy-history8 · 4 days ago
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so i was skimming through the book “Gods and Generals” which I intend to read fully one day but I saw in the description that McClellan was mentioned so ofc i had to search around for him. and i found this quote from a chapter with the perspective of Winfield Scott Hancock so this is Hancock talking abt McClellan...
“‘McClellan. I remember him now, feisty little fellow, a couple years behind me. Brilliant... graduated at the top of his class, should have stayed in the army. I think he went up north somewhere, ran a railroad or something. Now he’s the commanding general?’”
God and Generals pg. 158, Jeff Shaara
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