Battle flag (cropped) of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry during the Battle of Lake Erie against the British, Sep. 10, 1813.
South Carolina’s Civil War Sesquicentennial is on Facebook!
The letter begins: Sir, During the Summer, or Fall, of 1864 when the Confederate forces had been reduced almost to an army of cripples and there were no more old men or boys from whom to get recruits, and when … Continue reading
I am now a contributor to the SC Civil War 150th page on Facebook, as sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Click here or on the image in the right margin to check it out, and … Continue reading
As an aside to discussing recent population shifts in America in general: “It’s fascinating that after all this country has gone through regarding minority acceptance … we still have emphatic debates about the Civil War and whether Lincoln wanted to … Continue reading
On this day 149 years ago, my great-great-great-grandfather, 1st Lt. David Poindexter Reeves of Company C, 28th Tennessee Infantry (2nd Mountain Volunteers), CSA, died in valiant battle near Shiloh Church in Hardin County, Tennessee. At age 43 and before the … Continue reading