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New Orleans Mint Takeover

The ability to issue money is one of the major acts to legitimize any nation.  For the short-lived Confederate States of America, a fully operating mint had already been in operation since 1838. January 26, 1861 Louisiana’s secession from the … Continue reading

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Why West Virginia?

I couldn’t help but overhear a group of teens at the public library, discussing some points of the American Civil War.  Their conversation had taken a detour into Virginia and West Virginia.  One boy wondered why there is a North … Continue reading

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Jefferson Davis Is Captured

American history students may remember that on April 9, 1865, that Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his troops to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appromattox, Virginia, to effectively end the American Civil War.  This is usually thought of as … Continue reading

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The Confederate Arson Plot In New York

Terrorist attacks are not a recent wartime development by any means.  As a matter of fact, a terrorist action was aimed at New York City during the latter part of the U.S. Civil War. The original plan to burn down … Continue reading

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SS Georgiana

Who can resist amazing coincidences?  An astonishing find by the then teenaged diver E. Lee Spence happened on this day in 1965.  The shipwreck of the SS Georgiana was discovered off the coast of South Carolina near Charleston. The Georgiana … Continue reading

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