Tag Archives: Civil War

Trading Rulers for Rifles: The Schoolteachers Regiment

THE STORY OF THE 151ST PENNSYLVANIA -Michael S Sheaffer- This article has been shared from the website Civil War Trust and found on the Flipboard.com page of contributor Vivian Narvaez *Growing up within an hour of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania I have often visited the Gettysburg … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Address

(Shared from Library of Congress This Day in History) -Michael S Sheaffer Gettysburg Address On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a short speech at the close of ceremonies dedicating the battlefield cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Honoring a request … Continue reading

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A penmanship contest for Civil War soldiers who lost arms?

The following article was original written on the Library of Congress Blog- Michael S Sheaffer William Oland Bourne Papers June 27, 2016 by Erin Allen (The following is a story written by Mark Hartsell for the Gazette, the Library of … Continue reading

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OTD November 14 1862 Abraham Lincoln Approves General Burnside’s Plan to Capture Richmond, Virginia

Plan eventually led to one of the great Civil War Battles: The Battle of Fredericksburg By Michael S Sheaffer  1862 – American Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln approves General Ambrose Burnside‘s plan to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia, … Continue reading

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