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December 4, 1867 – The Order of Patrons of Husbandry Founded

I did not grow up in the city and I remember seeing Grange Halls around growing up. I always thought it was a place to meet, gather, and have a party. To be honest, until today I still did not know what a Grange was or what they did. I knew they had something to… Continue reading December 4, 1867 – The Order of Patrons of Husbandry Founded

1800s · Army · Manifest Destiny · Murder · Old West · United States · US Civil War

November 29,1864 – The Massacre at Sand Creek

This article is a touchy subject, and I left out some of the offensive verbiage from eye witnesses. In my opinion, this is the most horrendous, vulgar, and deplorable act that has ever been perpetrated by anyone wearing the uniform of a US serviceman. I understand that the massacre at Lieutenant William Calley‘s actions at… Continue reading November 29,1864 – The Massacre at Sand Creek

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November 21, 1864 -President Lincoln Allegedly Writes to Mrs. Bixby

Every so often, a moment in history jumps out at me. This is one of those moments to me. A heartfelt letter to a grieving mother from a grieving Commander-in-Chief. In 1864, the Governor of Massachusetts, John A. Andrew wrote to the President about a grieving mother. Linda Bixby was not only a grieving mother;… Continue reading November 21, 1864 -President Lincoln Allegedly Writes to Mrs. Bixby

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November 19, 1863 – Lincoln Delivers the Gettysburg Address

Seven Score and 12 years ago today, a Soldiers’ National Cemetery was dedicated. On July 1, 1863, elements of General Lee’s Confederate army ran into elements of General Meade’s Union army to the North and West of Gettysburg,¬†Pennsylvania. General Lee was in Pennsylvania to get supplies and to bring the war out of Virginia. The… Continue reading November 19, 1863 – Lincoln Delivers the Gettysburg Address