Memorial Day Reading Hales’ The Man Without A Country (1863) My first thought was that this was an odd choice for Memorial Day, even in 1917, 1922, and 1925 (when Pocket University Guide to Daily Reading was published). That infallible source has a decent plot summary. But what really gripped me– is that the right
Took a drive to Carrolton the other day. It’s an old town that still has some antebellum churches. Something different. Don’t mind the crooked photos. I was trying to get as much as I could from the truck windows. It’s actually a nice little town. Population 190 ten years ago. We’d been before and walked
Today on this day in 1864 President Lincoln apparently sent a telegram to the Missus which, in part, said, “Tell Tad the Goats are Well.” The readings are the telegram, and The Last Address in Public delivered on April 11, 1865. The telegram is out there. It’s a telegram. Skimmed through 294 pages of Lincoln’s
On this day in 1865, Abraham Lincoln died. On this day in 1912, the Titanic sunk. Daily Readings 4/15/20 Farewell at Springfield Speech to 166th Ohio Regiment Letters to Mrs. Lincoln [I have no idea what these might be. But I did stumble upon something interesting about her displays of grief. No idea if it’s
Currier & Ives Chronicles of America (1968, p156) I confess, I am not a true Civil War buff. I am not even a pretend Civil War buff. But I’m pretty sure that the Civil War as depicted by Currier & Ives was a lot less bloody than the real war. When the Battle of Corinth— not
Fought on the 19th and 20th of September, 1863 Currier & Ives Chronicles of America (1968, p166)
September 19th 1864 Currier & Ives Chronicles of America (1968, p 174) “Art as propaganda.” Read the Introduction to the Civil War chapter here. Buy the book here.
Currier & Ives (1864)