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What About Doctor Mudd?

After shooting President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth rendezvoused with fellow conspirator and accomplice David Herold. The pair stopped at a tavern retrieved Booth’s field glasses, a rifle, and some whiskey. At about 4:00 AM, the … Continue reading

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Freedom Day

Intellectually, I understand the concept of slavery and have studied its various forms as it has occurred throughout history. It’s still difficult to wrap my mind around the idea of actually owning another human being. The form it took in … Continue reading

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Beard Month

Yes, I have a beard. Yes, I shave every day. My face has been covered with a healthy growth for a longer time than I can remember. In my 20s, one of my nicknames was “Redbeard” just like the pirate.  … Continue reading

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National Log Cabin Day

Log cabins have long been a symbol of American frontier spirit.  They have also been a part of politics in this country. Seven early Presidents were born in log cabins. The humble structures have also been used in partisan politics, … Continue reading

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Old And New Inauguration Day

The Inauguration of a United States President and Vice-President is one of the most spectacular and peculiar events on the official calendar. It took a Constitutional Amendment to actually set the date and time for the actual ending of the … Continue reading

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National Freedom Day

I wonder how many people know about or even celebrate National Freedom Day in the United States.  Because National Freedom Day commemorates a very important historical event, I’m surprised that it receives very little publicity.  For those of us who … Continue reading

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General Order Number 11 of 1862

Most of us wince at the mention of generalized bigotry and oppression of minority and ethnic groups within the borders of the United States.  Unfortunately, the history of prejudicial oppression is as old as the Republic, itself.  One of the … Continue reading

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