Category Archives: 1865

Sultana Documentary to be filmed

Easy AdSense by Unreal A new documentary film about the SS. Sultana, which perished on the Mississippi River on April 27, 1865 killing approximately 1,800 of her 2,427 passengers when a boiler exploded, is in the works with an anticipated … Continue reading

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After oversight, Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment abolishing slavery almost 150 years after its adoption

The state thought it had approved the amendment in 1995, but a clerical error left the ratification unresolved, learned Dr. Ranjan Batra of Ole Miss, who was inspired by the film ‘Lincoln.’ The state took action, and its support for … Continue reading

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‘Lincoln’ Historically Inaccurate? Congressman Joe Courtney Finds Big Error in Film

[amazon_enhanced asin="B009AMANBA" /] Rep. Joe Courtney, of Connecticut, recently took in a viewing of Steven Spielberg’s film, which chronicles Honest Abe’s last months in office as he fights to abolish slavery, but was miffed when he saw two Connecticut congressmen … Continue reading

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Panel Discussion for the film LINCOLN

The Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force hosted a premiere screening of the film “Lincoln” at the Theatres at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota on November 16, 2012 with a post-film panel discussion. [amazon_link id="1358327417" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ][/amazon_link] … Continue reading

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Report of first doctor to reach Abraham Lincoln after he was shot is found

The first doctor to reach President Abraham Lincoln after he was shot in a Washington theater rushed to his ceremonial box and found him paralyzed, comatose and leaning against his wife. Dr. Charles Leale ordered brandy and water to be … Continue reading

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Lincoln Assassination Resources

Due to the reconfiguration of this blog, here are the links to the stories on Frederick Aiken, Mary Surratt and the Lincoln Assassination, for your convenience.   Frederick Aiken Biography Frederick Aiken The Attorney – Historians Weigh In Rare Aiken … Continue reading

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Frederick Aiken The Attorney – Historians Weigh In

From the moment that the American Film Company released The Conspirator, questions have been raised about the films accuracy regarding the lead counsel, Frederick Aiken. Was he, as FoxNews host Bill O’Reilly would opine, a “pinhead” or a “patriot?” You be … Continue reading

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Steamboat SULTANA biographical information

The following information is from Way’s Packet Directory 1848-1994 compiled by Frederick Way Jr. The SULTANA is vessel number 5216 in the directory. SULTANA SW p wh b. Cincinnati, Oh., 660 tons. 260×42 (39 ft. floor) x 7. Engines, 25’s … Continue reading

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The Upper Peninsula in the Civil War

U.P. men enlist with the ‘Michigan devils’ By JOHANNA BOYLE – Journal Ishpeming Bureau (jboyle@miningjournal.net) The Mining Journal MARQUETTE – The year was 1861. In April, after declaring that they would secede from the United States, forces representing the 11 … Continue reading

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Sultana Descendants to hold reunion this weekend

Courtesy of Sultana Remembered Reunion 2011 This year’s annual Sultana Reunion is in Mansfield, Ohio April 29-30! If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to make your reservations at the Holiday Inn by calling (419)525-6000 for Friday, … Continue reading

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