Saturday, September 19, 2009

Music in the camps

General Lee said that you can't have an army without music. It was what kept men going through the hard winters in camp and helped to raise the morale of the men. Here are few videos of some songs I think illustrate this point

Thursday, September 17, 2009


I think this really describes the christians both North and South during the War. This is part of Lincoln’s Second inaugural Address
Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered. That of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has His own purposes. “Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh.” If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him? Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said “the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”


With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


This past Friday was 9/11 as you all know so here is a video that I thought was interesting. It is a memorial to 9/11

Monday, September 7, 2009

G is for Gettysburg

Gettysburg was the bloodiest three days in the Civil War. It was also a major turning point for the Army of the Potomac.

H is for Herman Haupt

Herman Haupt was a Union General who greatly revolutionized the movement of troops and supplies via the railroad system.

I is for Insurrectionist

John Brown attempted to start an insurrection among the slaves but, his plans were thwarted by the U.S. Army.