Have We Forgotten the Civil War? Hallowed Ground
Lincoln never uttered a sentence so mistaken as when he said after the Battle of Gettysburg: “The world will little note nor long remember what we say here.”
Only about 20 percent of the actual land upon which the Civil War was fought is currently preserved either by nonprofits groups such as the Civil War Trust or in national, state or local parks – all of the rest of that hallowed ground is either unprotected or has already been destroyed. We are racing the developers to save what is left. -The Civil War Trust
Fully 20 percent of the hallowed ground of the Civil War has already been destroyed forever, covered by roads, housing developments and other inappropriate development. Battlefields such as Chantilly and Salem Church in Virginia are just two examples of battlegrounds all but destroyed.
The Confederate Dead at Walmart- photo used w/ permission by Tim McDonough
If every Obama supporter apparently needed to see Obama 2016, then every secessionist needs to see Lincoln.
John Converse Starkweather was a Union general who was known for his sideburnage and his interesting footwear:
1862. Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand at Antietam. (Photo: Photo colorization by Sanna Dullaway for TIME / Original image by Alexander Gardner / Library of Congress)
For this week’s issue of TIME, Sanna Dullaway digitally colorized archival images of America’s 16th president in hopes of bringing history to life.
See more photos here.
The United States Civil War was the most terrible conflict in American history. Casualties for the Civil War amounted to more American casualties than all other American wars combined.
The entire country stopped and fought for 4 long years. Estimates for the cost of the Civil War range from 75 Billion to 84 Billion. While the cost in lives lost cannot be measured, Apple with a market cap of 360 Billion is worth more than 4 American Civil Wars.
Jemison’s photograph (previously identified as Jennison of Georgia Regiment) has gradually become one of the most famous portraits of the young soldiers of both the Confederate and Union Armies.
I just cannot believe how young he is/looks
This is probably going to be my favorite movie ever.
“Some Nights’ - Fun
As a history major and music lover, I geeked out over this very much so.
Civil War zombies. WTF.