Blog » Tag: Civil War

  • A Survivor of the Civil War: The Letters of James Pressley Fulton

    January 12th, 2024
    Overview of the Civil War correspondence of James Pressley Fulton (1843-1919) who served in the 126th New York Infantry.
  • St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Part 2

    October 30th, 2020
    A selection of veterans buried at St. Patrick's Cemetery
  • History is Really About the People

    October 13th, 2017
    It is the people who bring history to life
  • Lincoln’s Assassination as Seen in Geneva

    April 16th, 2015
    One hundred fifty years ago this week actor John Wilkes Booth changed American history when he stepped into the Lincolns' booth at Ford's Theater and shot the president in the back of the head, the first man to assassinate a U.S. president. The assassination was an awful event that shook the nation just a week after Lee’s surrender overjoyed the North.
  • Currency, Finance and the Civil War

    August 8th, 2014
    Banking in the early years of the American Republic was decentralized, inefficient and disorganized, leading to frequent panics and depressions. As in many other areas of national development, it was the Civil War which prompted radical change in the country’s financial system.
  • 126th New York At Gettysburg

    July 3rd, 2013
    The 126th New York Infantry Regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg
  • New York City Draft Riots

    March 22nd, 2013
    Robert Swan's reaction to the draft during the Civil War
  • 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

    February 25th, 2013
    A little over one-hundred fifty years ago, on September 22, 1862, President Lincoln took a step he had planned for months and proclaimed that as of January 1, 1863 “all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.…”
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