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One hundred and fifty years ago today, Abraham Lincoln gave his second inaugural address. "With malice toward none, with charity for all..." Check out the full text of Lincoln's remarks along with William Seward's edits on our website! http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/primarysources/lincolninaugural2.html

4 March 1865: ” this outlaw party who I expect for he is mean enough to do any thing” | Civil War Day by Day

<b>Item Description:</b> Letter dated 4 March 1865 from Mary Satterfield to her son. She expresses her and her husband’s reluctance to send their son any …

Lincoln Defines America

A century and a half ago today, Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated for a second term as President of the United States. He then took the podium and gave …

Here Comes the Sun: Seeing Omens in the Weather at Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inauguration | Library of Congress Blog

<i>(The following is a guest post by Michelle Krowl, Civil War and Reconstruction Specialist in the Manuscript Division. To commemorate the 150th</i> …

How has Bismarck escaped most of the blame for the first world war?

Before we leave the centenary year of the outbreak of war in 1914 there’s someone we should talk about. Everyone now knows about the famous Christmas truce and football matches. But this was a war that was meant to have been “over by Christmas” 1914, not dragging on for four blood-soaked years. …

30 December 1864: “Our expedition so far has been attended with the most complete success. The Rebels having lost Savannah…” | Civil War Day by Day

<b>Item Description</b>: Letter dated 30 December 1864 from Jonathan L. Whitaker to his wife Julia A. Wells Whitaker. Jonathan L. Whitaker was a physician …

Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War Exhibition home

Veterans John J. Long, Walter H. French, E. P Robinson, and an unidentified companion, 1860s <br>Courtesy Library of Congress<p>More than three million …

September 3, 1864: Atlanta is ours, and fairly won. | Seven Score and Ten

Sherman has taken Atlanta, and is about to recall his troops there to rest and refit. I think this dispatch is the first time he used the phrase …

4 September 1864: “if they intended to act in violation of the Constitution” | Civil War Day by Day

<b>Item Description:</b> Diary entry, dated 2 September 1864, written by William King. King was a plantation owner from Cobb County, Georgia. He remained …

17 June 1864: “By hook or by crook, Abraham Lincoln is bound to be re-elected President of the Northern States.” | Civil War Day by Day

<b>Item Description:</b> Editorial, <i>The Daily Journal</i> (Wilmington, N. C.), 17 June 1864.<p><b>Transcription:</b><p>By hook or by crook, Abraham Lincoln is bound to be …

Battle of Petersburg – Beauregard Holds On

150 years ago today the Confederates in Petersburg were still struggling to hold on, hoping that reinforcement arrived before the weight of Grant's …

History in Focus

<b><br>WELCOME TO THE CENTER FOR CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPHY</b><p>CCWP is a private, non-profit organization, and we rely on membership donations to help fulfill our …

Gettysburg Foundation

Civil War Horses

Some Civil War Horses And Their RidersHorses used by Robert E. Lee, William Tecumseh Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, Stonewall Jackson, and George B. …

Pontoon Bridge Over the James River

A pontoon bridge—the longest one built during the Civil War—crosses the James River at Weyanoke Point in 1864. Union engineers working from both …

Law equalizing pay of black soldiers, June 15, 1864

Law Equalizing the Pay of Black Soldiers<p>CHAP. CXXIV.–<i>An Act making Appropriations for the Support of the Army for the Year ending the thirtieth June,</i> …

14 June 1864: “We must be prepared for some reverses and some ugly blows at that.” | Civil War Day by Day

<b>Item Description:</b> “About Richmond’ (editorial), <i>The Daily Journal</i> (Wilmington, N. C.), 14 June 1864.<p><b>Transcription:</b><p>General LEE, for two years past, has …

Leonidas Polk Killed

The second in command of Joseph E. Johnston's army in northern Georgia was Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk. Polk had attended the military academy …

12 June 1864: “I am, with the assistance of an engineer officer, Lieutenant [W. R.] King, of the Army, placing torpedoes in the Roanoke River, to be exploded by friction matches.” | Civil War Day by Day

<b>Item description:</b> A report from acting Rear Admiral Samuel P. Lee concerning “the placing and trial of torpedoes for defense against the C. S. ram …

13 June 1864: “So Gov. Vance carries a travelling suite with him.” | Civil War Day by Day

<b>Item Description:</b> editorial, <i>The Daily Progress</i> (Raleigh, N. C.), 13 June 1864.<p><b>Transcription:</b><p>GOV., VANCE: IN CHARLOTTE.-Our gallant townsman, J. L. …

June 13, 1864: Mud. | Seven Score and Ten

Sherman is stuck in the mud, and planning what to do about Johnston. A frontal assault is out of the question: “We cannot risk the heavy losses of an …

9 June 1864: “I need not delay – for there is nothing else fills my mind – Benjamin is no more numbered with the living…” | Civil War Day by Day

<b>Item description:</b> Letter, dated 9 June 1864, from Hannah Whitaker to her brother Jonathan Lewis Whitaker Lewis, expressing grief for the death of …

June 9, 1864: Sherman explores Johnston’s line | Seven Score and Ten

Sherman knows Johnston has a fortified position somewhere in his front: he sends his armies forward to find the location of that line. As always, he …

terrain Archives - Page 2 of 77

This view was taken at approximately 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 12, 2012. For a medium-sized version of the panorama click here. For the larger JPEG …

Historic Text

<b>HISTORIC TEXT</b><p>For those interested in a more complete and scholarly story about Camp Nelson, here's the full text in six parts of Dr. W. Stephen …