Monthly Archives: November 2010


Nicknames have been around forever. Whether they’re self-assigned or bestowed upon someone against their will, they have a tendency to stick. The following are six examples of nicknames given to famous men of the Civil War. Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall) … Continue reading

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The Sound of Music

Over Thanksgiving break I got the chance to re-watch the first couple episodes of Ken Burns’ The Civil War. Doing so reminded me of certain songs that I associate with the Civil War, and I thought it’d be worth sharing … Continue reading

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Sullivan Ballou

One of the first things that sparked my interest in the Civil War was Ken Burns‘ documentary titled (very fittingly) The Civil War. Although I was only 1 when the documentary first aired on PBS, I’ve been able to watch … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name?

Between 1860 and 1870 names like Elijah, Ira and Solomon topped the charts as some of the most popular names. Knowing this, it should come as no surprise that some of the famous figures from the Civil War have some … Continue reading

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Ancestral Home Turned National Cemetery: Arlington

Anyone who has taken a tourist trip to Washington D.C. has likely spent at least some time visiting Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington stands as a symbol of the commitment and sacrifice thousands of Americans have made for their country. It’s … Continue reading

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Halloween Hauntings

Another Halloween has come and gone. The once beautifully carved jack-o-lanterns have turned into rotting pumpkins; loads of candy are no longer being given out for free; and (with the exception of a few interesting individuals) no one is walking … Continue reading

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