Tag: abraham lincoln

  • Cedar Creek Goes On In Spite of Threats

    If you haven’t been to the Cedar Creek re-enactment I recommend you go. It’s one of the largest, maybe the largest re-enactment of the year, and at least on the occasions I’ve been there it’s been very well conducted. This year was different, however. In normal years, taps would be played and each side would […]

  • Short Takes

    Col. Robert Gould Shaw’s sword has been found and donated to the Massachusetts Historical Society. As you may remember, he commanded the 54th Massachusetts in the abortive attack on Fort Wagner, where he was killed. The attack and the events leading up to it were the subject of the movie Glory. July 18, 1863: The […]

  • As I Remember: the Reminiscence of Lewis Cass White 102nd PA

    As I Remember: A Civil War Veteran Reflects on the War and Its Aftermath by Lewis Cass White Joseph Scopin (editor, designer), forward by Benjamin Franklin Cooling Hardcover: 184 pages Publisher: Scopin Design (2014) ISBN-10: 0615983480 ISBN-13: 978-0615983486 You never know what you’ll find in a basement or attic. That moldering pile of papers just […]

  • Excerpt from Upcoming Hampton Roads Peace Conference Book

    Editor’s Note: The following excerpt is from Jim Conroy’s new book Our One Common Country:  Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865.  Jim was kind enough to share a short excerpt, and he sets the scene below. *** On January 29, 1865, Jefferson Davis sent three senior officers of the Confederate government […]

  • Lincoln: Speeches and Writings, 1859-1865 EBook 75% Off Until February 17

    I wanted to pass along a little tidbit for any Kindle (Nook, Ipad, tablet du jour) owning Lincoln fans out there.  Library of America, publishers of Abraham Lincoln: Speeches & Writings 1859-1865: Library of America #46 is throwing a 75% off Ebook sale at Amazon.com right now.  Click this link to get the ebook version for […]

  • Review: The Day Lincoln Was Almost Shot: The Fort Stevens Story by B.F. Cooling

    The Day Lincoln Was Almost Shot: The Fort Stevens Story by Benjamin Franklin Cooling III The Scarecrow Press $45.00 May 2013 ISBN: 978-0-8108-8622-3       Most people would put the high water mark of the Confederacy at a copse of trees near the crest of Cemetery Hill just outside of Gettysburg, PA, on the […]

  • For Your Sunday Reading

    A couple of articles that TOCWOC readers might enjoy. Joe Bilby continues his “Guns of” series for American Rifleman with “The Guns of Gettysburg.” If you want to know who shot who with what, Joe’s your man. Gettysburg was probably the first major battle anywhere where both sides were armed almost entirely with rifles. In […]