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Posted by Cavgirl on Sunday, January 25 @ 21:30:10 MST (355 reads)
Topic Civil War related events
|mattburrows writes "In his bid to win re-election in 1864, things were not looking well for President Abraham Lincoln. He was convinced that he would lose to the Democrats and, if he lost the election, the Confederacy might very well have won the war.|
What Lincoln needed were Generals willing to fight the way he believed a war should be fought.
In this new video produced for the upcoming Burning of Columbia App, historian Orville Vernon Burton, author of The Age of Lincoln, explains how decisions made at the highest levels of the Union government led to events like the burning of Columbia, South Carolina.
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|News You Should Know: We Had a Few Issues With the SiteToday|
Posted by Cavgirl on Sunday, June 04 @ 21:49:32 MDT (9130 reads)
Topic Happenings to the CWDG Online Site
|Yes, folks, we were hacked by some very nice (note the sarcasm) people from Turkey. The hack to our site was relatively harmless, but it was a bit annoying.
Our wonderful web host, Ravenwebhosting.com, figured out the fix for the issue, and sent it along to me. I have taken care of it, and we shall see if it holds.
Please send me a pm if you are having any problems!
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|News You Should Know: Winchester Rifles to Be Discontinued|
Posted by Cavgirl on Thursday, January 19 @ 09:18:38 MST (8375 reads)
Topic Current News and Events
|According to a story on the AP newswire, the traditional Winchester rifles carried by pioneers, movie stars and Wild West lawmen will be discontinued in March. The company, originally based in New Haven, CT, and currently owned by Belgium Corporation Herstal Group, has stated it has lost money for the last several years manufacturing the older model rifles and guns. By March, the company plans to only manufacture modern, high-end models, that are manufactured outside the United States.
The actual news story is HERE
A sad day indeed, when the most popular, and well known American firearm, is being discontinued...
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|News You Should Know: Preservation Assured for Original ''Uncle Tom's'' Cabin|
Posted by Cavgirl on Sunday, January 08 @ 19:55:20 MST (8148 reads)
Topic Preserving the sites of the Civil War
|The slave cabin that inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" will be preserved thanks to Maryland officials who agreed on Thursday to buy it for $1 million. In the early 19th century, the gray log cabin was home to Josiah Henson, a slave Stowe used as a model for the Uncle Tom character in her novel, a global bestseller that ignited abolitionist fervor in the United States before the Civil War. (Offsite: Reuters News Service)|
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|News You Should Know: USS MONITOR RESEARCHERS DEBUNK 142-YEAR-OLD LEGEND OF 'CAT IN THE CANNON'|
Posted by Cavgirl on Tuesday, August 30 @ 11:54:46 MDT (12538 reads)
Topic Current News and Events
|Article from NOAA
Aug. 25, 2005 — Conservators from The Mariners' Museum and NOAA scientists were able to debunk a 142-year-old legend with 90-percent confidence this past week after spending most of August documenting and excavating the bore of both 11-inch Dahlgren cannons from the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor's iconic gun turret. One of the most popular legends in the history of the Monitor, it began with a crewmember from the vessel, Francis B. Butts, who claimed during the night the ironclad sank, he shoved his coat and boots in one cannon, and a cat in the other.
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