Monthly Archives: July 2013

Retaliation to Defend Black Union POWs

Harper’s Weekly – August 15, 1863 Caption reads: “Mr. Lincoln. ‘Look JEFF DAVIS! If you lay a finger on that boy, to hurt him, I’ll lick this ugly cub of yours within an inch of his life.’” The advent of … Continue reading

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Fort Wagner and the One Gallant Rush: How It Matters and What Matters More

Source: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. In a few days, on July 18, the sesquicentennial of the Civil War will roll around to the 54th Massachusetts Infantry’s failed attempt to storm Fort Wagner, South Carolina, made famous for current generations … Continue reading

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