Tag Archives: American Civil War

“What We Need Is A Great Big Melting Pot”

….”big enough to hold the world and all its got. Keep it stirring for a hundred years or more. Turn out coffee coloured people by the score” Perhaps I am not the only person here who was a 17 year … Continue reading

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Jefferson Davis Presidential Library

Interesting postcard received from a friend in United States of America. Jefferson Davis was President of the Confederate States of America. The Presidential Library is located in Biloxi, Mississippi. It is situated in eighty-two acres and was rebuilt following damage … Continue reading

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Congressman Peter King (New York)

Watching CBS News tonight on the Sky Channel. Interview with (Republican) Congressman Peter King of New York about Iran. But here’s the thing. That Green Flag behind him is an Irish Brigade Flag from the American Civil War.

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Nathan Bedford Forrest And Raymond McCreesh

Conflict Resolution is a terrible thing. As I have always said, the best way to resolve a conflict is to have one side completely destroy the other. It is not exactly a moral stance. But the alternative …resolving a dispute … Continue reading

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“I Wont Be Reconstructed…And I Do Not Give A Damn”

The headline comes from a Confederate song from the American Civil War. You can listen to an excellent version by Hoyt Axton on You Tube. You may also have heard it in the first scene of the 1950s movie “Run … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 1863-2013

So one hundred and fifty years ago, the Union and Confederate Armies lined up agianst each other in the battle that would effectively decide the American Civil War/War Between the States/The War of Northern Aggression (delete as applicable…I have friends … Continue reading

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Thomas F Meagher

Having blogged about Thomas D’Arcy McGee, it seems proper to mention Thomas F Meagher, if only because they were contempories who died within a very short time of each other. Meagher was born in Waterford and was a member of … Continue reading

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