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  • Trump questions why U.S. Civil War had to happenMon May 01, 2017 | reuters.com
    Donald Trump has shown a fascination with populist 19th-century U.S. president Andrew Jackson since he has occupied the Oval Office, hanging Old Hickory's portrait in the...
  • How the South Won the Civil WarThu Oct 29, 2015 | newyorker.com
    When the Confederate States of America seceded, the response of the United States of America was firm: dissolving the Union was impermissible. By contrast, it took a few...
  • The Civil War’s Dirty Secret: It Was Always About SlaveryFri Apr 10, 2015 | thedailybeast.com
    Seven score and ten years ago, Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House,...
  • The South’s victim complex: How right-wing paranoia is driving new wave of radicalsTue Sep 30, 2014 | salon.com
    Southern voters will go to the polls in November 150 years, almost to the day, after Gen. Sherman commenced his March to the Sea, breaking the back of the Confederacy and...
  • Gettysburg Address and music of the Civil WarTue Nov 19, 2013 | latimes.com
    The legacy of the Emancipation Proclamation, which President Abraham Lincoln issued on Jan. 1, 1863, and the Gettysburg Address wasn’t lost on the participants in the new...
  • Embracing Equality on the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg AddressTue Nov 19, 2013 | huffingtonpost.com
    This week marks the 150th Anniversary since Abraham Lincoln uttered those immortal words on November 19, 1863 at the dedication of the cemetery holding the remains of...
  • The Other Jefferson DavisMon Oct 01, 2012 | neh.gov
    Jefferson Davis, love him or hate him, was an unusual man. During a long and frequently cataclysmic life, his favorite job, according to his wife Varina, was serving as a...
  • 150 years after Civil War, descendants deal with legacyMon May 09, 2011 | usatoday30.usatoday.com
    An estimated two of every three Americans have an ancestor who lived through the Civil War. It helps explain why so many people — re-enactors, treasure hunters,...
  • Remembering the Gettysburg AddressThu Nov 21, 2013 | opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com
    John Hay woke with a severe hangover on the morning of Nov. 19, 1863. As one of Abraham Lincoln’s closest White House aides, Hay had spent the previous evening drinking...
  • 150th anniversary of Gettysburg Address draws thousandsTue Nov 19, 2013 | usatoday.com
    The site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War was host to a solemn tribute to history Tuesday as thousands gathered in Gettysburg, Pa., to mark the 150th...

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