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Christmas During the Civil War

Christmas During the Civil War

“Christmas in Camp,” an illustration by Thomas Nast for Harper’s Weekly By the mid-19th century, most of today’s familiar Christmas trappings — Christmas carols, gift giving and tree decoration — were already in place.  Charles Dickens had published “A Christmas Carol” in 1843 and indeed, the Civil War saw the first introductions to the modern image of a jolly and portly Santa Claus through the drawings of Thomas Nast, a German-speaking immigrant. Civil War soldiers in…

Christmas During the Civil War

Christmas During the Civil War

“Christmas in Camp,” an illustration by Thomas Nast for Harper’s Weekly By the mid-19th century, most of today’s…

Saved By His Bible – Sam Houston, Jr.

Saved By His Bible – Sam Houston, Jr.

After attending preparatory school at Baylor University, he enrolled at the Bastrop Military Academy.. Sam Jr. inherited his mother’s artistic ability and…

Civil War Railroads

Civil War Railroads

On a hot summer day in 1861, Union and Confederate troops lined up along Bull Run Creek preparing to fight the first…

Battle of New Market Heights

Battle of New Market Heights

Events leading to the Battle of New Market Heights began during the blistering summer of 1864, when overall Federal commander Lt. Gen.…

The Mother of Thanksgiving & Civil War

The Mother of Thanksgiving & Civil War

Secretary of State William Seward wrote it and Abraham Lincoln issued it, but much of the credit for the Thanksgiving Proclamation should probably go…

Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxists

Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxists

  After the failed socialist revolutions of 1848 which encompassed most of the European continent, many German, English, Hungarian, Bavarian, etc. atheistic…

The Grand Old Origin of the Republican Party

The Grand Old Origin of the Republican Party

Introduction The Republican Party is the establishment of mainstream conservatism in contemporary American politics. Many of our readers, including myself, have likely…

The most hated man in Tennessee History

The most hated man in Tennessee History

    By Ray Hill William Gannaway Brownlow was one of the most controversial figures in Tennessee history. “Parson” Brownlow was highly…

Signing of the Mayflower Compact

Signing of the Mayflower Compact

The passengers were almost evenly divided between religious separatists (who called themselves Saints) and others, not of their faith, whom they called…

Washington & Freemasonry

Washington & Freemasonry

The origins of Freemasonry are obscure. The creation of the Craft (as it is also called) occurred over time between the first…

CARPET-BAGGERS, SCALAWAGS, UNION-LEAGUES during Reconstruction

CARPET-BAGGERS, SCALAWAGS, UNION-LEAGUES during Reconstruction

Clement A Evans From Volume 12 of Confederate Military History Edited by CSA Veteran, Brigadier-General Clement A. Evans.…

David Dodd- “The Boy Martyr of the Confederacy”

David Dodd- “The Boy Martyr of the Confederacy”

David Owen Dodd (November 10, 1846 – January 8, 1864), also known as David O. Dodd, was an Arkansas youth executed for…

Saved By His Bible – Sam Houston, Jr.

Saved By His Bible – Sam Houston, Jr.

After attending preparatory school at Baylor University, he enrolled at the Bastrop Military Academy.. Sam Jr. inherited his mother’s artistic ability and…

Civil War Railroads

Civil War Railroads

On a hot summer day in 1861, Union and Confederate troops lined up along Bull Run Creek preparing to fight the first…

Battle of New Market Heights

Battle of New Market Heights

Events leading to the Battle of New Market Heights began during the blistering summer of 1864, when overall Federal commander Lt. Gen.…

The Mother of Thanksgiving & Civil War

The Mother of Thanksgiving & Civil War

Secretary of State William Seward wrote it and Abraham Lincoln issued it, but much of the credit for the Thanksgiving Proclamation should probably go…

Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxists

Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxists

  After the failed socialist revolutions of 1848 which encompassed most of the European continent, many German, English, Hungarian, Bavarian, etc. atheistic…

The Grand Old Origin of the Republican Party

The Grand Old Origin of the Republican Party

Introduction The Republican Party is the establishment of mainstream conservatism in contemporary American politics. Many of our readers, including myself, have likely…

The most hated man in Tennessee History

The most hated man in Tennessee History

    By Ray Hill William Gannaway Brownlow was one of the most controversial figures in Tennessee history. “Parson” Brownlow was highly…

Signing of the Mayflower Compact

Signing of the Mayflower Compact

The passengers were almost evenly divided between religious separatists (who called themselves Saints) and others, not of their faith, whom they called…

Washington & Freemasonry

Washington & Freemasonry

The origins of Freemasonry are obscure. The creation of the Craft (as it is also called) occurred over time between the first…

CARPET-BAGGERS, SCALAWAGS, UNION-LEAGUES during Reconstruction

CARPET-BAGGERS, SCALAWAGS, UNION-LEAGUES during Reconstruction

Clement A Evans From Volume 12 of Confederate Military History Edited by CSA Veteran, Brigadier-General Clement A. Evans.…

David Dodd- “The Boy Martyr of the Confederacy”

David Dodd- “The Boy Martyr of the Confederacy”

David Owen Dodd (November 10, 1846 – January 8, 1864), also known as David O. Dodd, was an Arkansas youth executed for…

Federal War Crimes and Pure Evil.

Federal War Crimes and Pure Evil.

Why They Raped, Pillaged, and Plundered: General Sherman’s Professed Hatred of Self Government November and December of this year mark the 150th…