Did you know… Martin Delaney ((May 6, 1812 – January 24, 1885)? Doctor, major in the Union Army, newspaperman, advocate of African American rights.
Did you know… Susie Baker King Taylor(Aug 6,1848- October 6, 1912)?Susie King Taylor is the only black woman confirmed to have published a biography of the US Civil War. Taylor was born into slavery in the south. Her book “Reminiscences … Continued
Civil War Quote of the week Civil War Quote of the Week:“Previous to the formation of colored troops, I had a strong inclination to prepare myself for the ministry; but when the call came for ALL persons, I [felt] I … Continued
Civil War Tuesdays John Hunt Morgan (June 1, 1825 – September 4, 1864) was a flamboyant Confederate Civil War general, who used unconventional tactics and often made his own orders and rules. In June 1863 Morgan obtained permission from General … Continued
On February 25, 1862, Federal troops marched into Nashville, Tn. The city would see a later battle for possession in 1864, but at this early date, General Don Carlos Buell occupied the city, as the Federals sought to follow up … Continued
Did you know… John Parke? Civil War Tuesday Quiet, determined and competent – those aren’t qualities that always win fanfare and recognition, yet few armies could function without such commanders. John Parke was one of them. He was present or … Continued
Nathaniel Lyon(July 14, 1818 – August 10, 1861) was a Federal general who gave his life in the service of his country, the first general on the Union side to die in the Civil War. Early Military Years Nathaniel seemed … Continued
“I told [him] I had acted according to his orders. He had told me to look for a master, and I had been to look for one. He answered that he did not tell me to go to Canada to look for a master. I told him that as I had served him faithfully, and had been the means of putting a number of hundreds of dollars into his pocket, I thought I had a right to my liberty.”