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  • Harper’s Weekly – December 18, 1858

    12/18/2018 5:31:59 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    Harper's Weekly archives ^ | December 18, 1858
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  • Harper’s Weekly – December 11, 1858

    12/11/2018 5:04:19 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 19 replies
    Harper's Weekly archives ^ | December 11, 1858
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  • Harper’s Weekly – December 4, 1858

    12/04/2018 5:04:15 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 19 replies
    Harper's Weekly archives ^ | December 4, 1858
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  • Congressman Threatens to Bomb Gun Owners Who Don't Submit to Gun Control

    12/03/2018 9:06:54 AM PST · by Mafe · 45 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | December 3, 2018 | Alan Mosely
    Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) wrote an opinion column for USA Today in which he called for significant increases in gun control, following the murder of Gary Jackson, a 28-year old security guard from Oakland, California, whose killer was armed with an “AK-47-style semi-automatic assault rifle.” Swalwell was the prosecutor in the case, and his exposure to Jackson’s autopsy reports emboldened him to seek significant gun control legislation at the federal level. Invoking the justification-induced power of the pronoun we, Swalwell writes, “We should ban possession of military-style semi-automatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose...
  • Harper’s Weekly – November 27, 1858

    11/27/2018 5:08:58 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 11 replies
    Harper's Weekly archives ^ | November 27, 1858
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  • Confederate "General" Julius Howell Recalls the 1860s

    11/24/2018 3:56:36 PM PST · by Pelham · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 2, 2014 | Julius Howell
    Julius Howell enlisted at 16 to fight for the Confederacy in 1862. In this 1947 recording in DC, Howell at age 101, recalls his Civil War exploits as a cavalryman at Petersburg and Richmond and his memory of the assassination of President Lincoln from a Union POW camp. The title of general is in ironic quotes because his was an honorary moniker bestowed on him years later by a Confederacy society.
  • America’s Cold Civil War

    11/21/2018 5:08:00 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 22 replies
    Imprimis ^ | Oct, 2018 | Charles R. Kesler
    In the Claremont Review of Books, we have described our current political scene as a cold civil war. A cold civil war is better than a hot civil war, but it is not a good situation for a country to be in. Underlying our cold civil war is the fact that America is torn increasingly between two rival constitutions, two cultures, two ways of life. One vision is based on the original Constitution as amended. This is the Constitution grounded in the natural rights of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution written in 1787 and ratified in 1788. It has...
  • Our American Greatness Endures

    11/20/2018 11:18:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2018 | Salena Zito
    GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- In the days that followed Abraham Lincoln's 272-word speech to thousands of onlookers in this small Pennsylvania farm town, few newspapers in the country immediately reported on the speech. When they did, explains historian Michael Kraus, it was mostly dour examination filled with misquotes of the 16th president's words. "There were a lot of mistakes in those first reports. Words weren't heard well. Order was mixed up. The speech didn't appear in every newspaper the next day, or the next day, or the next day," Kraus said from his artifact-filled basement office at the Soldiers & Sailors...
  • Thanksgiving in the Midst of a "Civil" War

    11/20/2018 12:56:22 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/20/18 | Dennis Jamison
    May God bless America on this Thanksgiving Day in 2018! Many Americans on the Thanksgiving holiday coming this week will likely breathe a huge sigh of relief that the divisiveness of the midterm elections are over. Of course, that will be true if families and friends can put aside that divisiveness in their hearts in the millions of homes where Thanksgiving will be celebrated across America.
  • Harper’s Weekly – November 20, 1858

    11/20/2018 5:20:44 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    Harper's Weekly archives ^ | November 20, 1858
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  • Who’s Behind That Beard? Historians are using facial recognition software...(trunc)

    11/19/2018 8:38:32 PM PST · by thecodont · 8 replies
    Slate.com ^ | Nov 15, 201811:47 AM | By Erica X Eisen
    When Kurt Luther walked into Pittsburgh’s Heinz History Center in 2013 to attend an exhibition about Pennsylvania during the Civil War, he didn’t expect to be greeted by his great-great-great-uncle. A computer scientist and Civil War enthusiast, Luther had been drawn to researching his own family’s connection to the conflict, gradually piecing together information over years and years. But his searches had always failed to turn up a photograph, and Luther was ready to give up on the possibility of ever seeing his ancestors’ faces. It was only through sheer happenstance that, walking through the History Center that day, Luther...
  • The Gettysburg Address was 7 score and 15 years ago: contemporaneous photos and illustrations.

    11/19/2018 9:27:11 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 75 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 11/18/2018 | HarpyGoddess
    Everyone has posted the speech itself (and it's included here), but the background information is also interesting - not only the situation in America at the time, but also the extent to which the structure of the speech mimics (draws from?) Thucydides' account of Pericles' 430 B.C funeral oration at the end of the first year of the Peloponnesian War. Today is the anniversary of President Lincoln's delivery of his few "brief remarks" at the dedication of the new national cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, only four or so months after the great Civil War battle there that emerged as "the...
  • Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863

    11/19/2018 8:39:26 AM PST · by EveningStar · 251 replies
    Many | November 19, 1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should...
  • On this date in 1863

    11/19/2018 8:13:49 AM PST · by Bull Snipe · 12 replies
    in the town of Gettysburg, PA. President Lincoln delivers a short speech dedicating the new National Cemetery there.
  • Harper’s Weekly – November 13, 1858

    11/13/2018 5:12:54 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 15 replies
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  • Opinion: What Are The Chances That America’s Disunion Turns Into Civil War?

    11/08/2018 8:39:26 PM PST · by blam · 253 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11-8-2018 | Ian Morris
    Strong rhetoric and violence on both sides of the political spectrum are reaching a fever pitchIs the United States on the brink of a new civil war? According to Newsweek magazine’s polling, a third of all Americans think such a conflict could break out within the next five years, with 10% thinking it “very likely to happen.” Plenty of experts agree. Back in March, State Department official Keith Mines told Foreign Policy magazine: “It is like 1859, everyone is mad about something and everyone has a gun.” He rated the odds of a second American Civil War breaking out within...
  • Mid-Term Results May Delayed Civil War. What Should We Expect Next?

    11/08/2018 6:09:05 AM PST · by deandg99 · 34 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/08/2018 | Mike Adams
    You may recall that months ago, I warned of a particular scenario that would lead to an eruption of mass violence on the Left, escalating to a civil war. That scenario involved two triggers: 1) Kavanaugh being confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and 2) The GOP holding the House in the mid-term elections. As we all now know, the GOP lost the House, handing Dems enough of a split victory to avoid them taking to the streets in an eruption of violence. Thus, the worst case civil war scenario has been avoided… for now. But make no mistake: Democrats...
  • Harper’s Weekly – November 6, 1858

    11/06/2018 5:05:08 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 15 replies
    Harper's Weekly archives ^ | November 6, 1858
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  • Trump Creates First National Monument Celebrating African-American Civil War Soldiers

    10/30/2018 10:52:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    conservativefiringline.com ^ | October 30, 2018 | By Jeff Dunetz
    President Trump used his executive powers to designate Camp Nelson as a national monument, establishing a 380-acre site in Kentucky to honor African Americans’ role as soldiers during the Civil War. Camp Nelson is the first national monument designation under President Trump. Established as a Union supply depot and hospital during the Civil War, Camp Nelson became a recruitment and training center for African American soldiers and a refugee camp for their wives and children. Thousands of slaves risked their lives escaping to this site with the hope of securing their freedom and, ultimately, controlling their futures by aiding in...
  • Harper’s Weekly – October 30, 1858

    10/30/2018 5:01:29 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 27 replies
    Harper's Weekly archives ^ | October 30, 1858
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