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"Disunion": EXCELLENT NYTimes blog commemorating the American Civil War

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by .Shane., Feb 24, 2011.

  1. .Shane.

    .Shane. Take it like a voter Retired Moderator

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    That is the very essence of Historical research.... Culling through tons of documents looking for the gold flakes and hoping to find large nuggets.

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    This is a really good article from some time ago about how the Union actually occupied Ft. Sumter from a weaker position. Had Major Anderson not occupied the Fort in December, the first shots probably wouldn't have been fired there in April.

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    .Shane. Take it like a voter Retired Moderator

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    Ft. Sumter commemoration....

    An article on the defenders of the fort...

    Found this quote interesting:

     
  3. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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    Since it looks like the New York Times is limiting the number of articles that people can read for free, I am going to have to choose between not keeping up with this blog, and getting a subscription just for the blog. I may actually do the latter . . .

    Interesting thing I learned, that the first 2 casualties of the war were accidental, and that the first soldier to die was Irish.
     
  4. .Shane.

    .Shane. Take it like a voter Retired Moderator

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    John Brown's raid has some similar ironies.

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    Here's a great little read on Lincoln's call to arms following the Confederate attack on Ft. Sumter.

    Love or hate Lincoln, it cannot be denied he was an incredible communicator, orator, and writer. While the subject of the article is not one of his master works, by any stretch, the foreshadowing of bits of language of the Gettysburg Address are pretty interesting. Overall, I enjoyed the analysis and insight into how he thought.
     
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    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    There's a way around this. The NYT specifically allows breaking news articles to always be read, as well as any article when one follows a link from Facebook or Twitter.

    Thus, http://www.facebook.com/nytimescivilwar when you follow the links here, you will always be able to read the entry.
     
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    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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    .Shane. Take it like a voter Retired Moderator

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    While I haven't posted to this in a while, I'm still reading most of these.

    Here's an excellent article on the inner-conflict between Confederates and Pro-Union forces in Texas.
     
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    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Sounds like stereotypical Texas :p

    Interesting articles.
     

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