Monthly Archives: December 2011

From the Civil War Journal of Sgt. Sam Bloomer, 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Co. B, Dec. 24, 1861-Jan. 9, 1862

Easy AdSense by Unreal The following is an excerpt from the Civil War Diary of Sergeant Sam Bloomer, 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Company B, while the regiment was at Edward’s Ferry. The entries are from the period December 24, 1861 … Continue reading

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Graves at Civil War cemetery face being exhumed after 50ft-long sinkhole forces 25 residents to flee their homes

The cemetery holds 20,000 graves including 714 Civil War veterans By CRAIG MACKENZIE, UK Daily Mail A sinkhole that forced the evacuation of 25 residents from their homes has spread to an historic cemetery, threatening dozens of graves. Officials in Allentown, … Continue reading

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On this date in the Civil War: December 26, 1861 – The Battle of Chustenahlah

Commentary by Whit Edwards from “The Prairie was on Fire” pp. 9-14: The area was a good defensive position on a rocky, tree-covered ridge overlooking the creek bottom with nothing but prairie to the front. Once again Opoethleyohola prepared to … Continue reading

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Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Grants Awarded

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – DECEMBER 15, 2011 FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION AWARDS GRANTS FOR PROJECTS LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has awarded seven grants totaling $12,359 for projects that will commemorate the war in the … 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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On this date in Civil War history: November 19, 1861 – Battle of Round Mountain

Commentary by Whit Edwards from “The Prairie was on Fire” pp. 3-7: In mid-November 1861 Opoethleyohola, a chief of the Creek tribe, along with about 5,000 men, women and children, departed their homes and moved northwest to isolate themselves from … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: December 9, 1861 – The Battle of Chusto-Talasah

Also known as the engagement of “Caving Banks” or “Little High Shoals,” the Civil War Battle of Chusto-Talasa took place on Bird Creek near present Sperry in Tulsa County. In November 1861 Col. Douglas H. Cooper, Confederate commander of the … Continue reading

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Creek Indians in the American Civil War

Inhabiting the area between the Arkansas and Canadian rivers in eastern Indian Territory, the people of the Creek Nation viewed the onset of the American Civil War with mixed emotions. Factions existed within the Creek Nation, but these divisions has … Continue reading

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