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Lincoln Sends His Condolences – by Paul Loatman

Article on page 10 of the 12/15 Express.  

April 1865, Two Journeys – by S. McBride

In today’s world, John Wilkes Booth would be called a “rock star”.  He was handsome, talented and well-paid.  He came from a prominent family of thespians.  He may have been…

This Week in The Civil War – A Single Shot – by S. McBride

A nation breathing a collective sigh of relief after a long and bloody civil war.  A packed theater.  A celebratory crowd. A wave of laughter punctuated by the pop of…

This Month in the Civil War – March, 1865 Closing In – by S. McBride

On the morning of March 4, 1865, the day when Abraham Lincoln would be sworn in for his second term as President of the United States, it rained.  In fact,…

This Month in the Civil War – Fort Fisher Surrenders – by S. McBride

As William Tecumseh Sherman was offering the capture of the key Confederate city of Savannah, Georgia to President Abraham Lincoln as a “Christmas gift”, a combined amphibious Army and Navy…

Lincoln’s 2-Minute Gettysburg Address – By Sandy McBride

On June 30, 1863 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania was a small, quiet village of 2500 inhabitants.  It had seven churches, a college and a seminary, and it was surrounded by rolling farm…

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