Tag Archives: The US Civil War

America’s PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder has become an increasingly difficult challenge for the nation in the wake of three controversial and unpopular wars; Korea, Vietnam and Iraq. What soldiers thought they were fighting for and what they learned when they … Continue reading

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Follow the Money, Part II

In my previous post, I commented on a post by Andrew Schmookler regarding his view that Republicans bear the primary responsibility for the partisan gridlock that grips our national discourse and paralyzes the working of the people’s business, i.e. government. I … Continue reading

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Follow the Money

Recently I read Andrew Schmookler’s article entitled, “The Spirit That Drove Us to Civil War Is Back” in the Huffington Post.  It is both compelling and disturbing, both inpinpointing similarities between the cultural and political divides that existed then and … Continue reading

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Not All Civil War Battles Were Fought with Bullets – Some Were Fought with Snowballs!

The book Rebel Yell by S.C. Gwynne has a terrific description of how the Confederate Army – made up of men from the South, many of whom had never seen snow before – kept themselves occupied during the dreary winter months. … Continue reading

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Who Really Burned Atlanta?

Who Really Burned Atlanta? Sometimes you just have to accept that there can never be a clear-cut answer to historical mysteries. Who burned Atlanta is one of those mysteries.  Perhaps by asking a few questions in the time-honored method of … Continue reading

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Why the 1864 Presidential Election May Be the Most Important One in Our History

It is dicey to make “the most” statements. History is constantly being written. Usually it is not recognized as history in the moment, but only when later generations have the benefit of understanding the larger context in which it unfolded. … Continue reading

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A House United

I chose “A House United” as a theme for the blog because I don’t think this theme is a typical lens through which to view the Civil War, Our War, and its ongoing significance to us. The conversation I want … Continue reading

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