Tag Archives: Civil War

The Rightness and Legality of the Emancipation Proclamation

[Today marks the 215th anniversary of the day Abraham Lincoln gave formal notice of the the intent to free all people held in slavery in states still in rebellion to the government and Constitution of the United States. A post … Continue reading

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Slavery Caused the Civil War – a post to commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg

[The Battle of Gettysburg was fought over a three day period, July 1 to July 3, 1863. Today marks the 153rd anniversary of the battle, and I offer this post from the archives to remember that the war was first … Continue reading

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The Civil War Was About Enslaving Black People

[This month marks the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment, so I offer this post from the archives to commemorate the abolition of slavery in the United States.] *** There are still people  – in the north and the south … Continue reading

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Fourth of July – the cost of liberty

Executive Mansion, Washington November 21, 1864 Dear Madam: I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts, that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on … Continue reading

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The Emancipation Proclamation – hitting the Confederacy in the wallet

In the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln ordered that all slaves in Confederate controlled areas were set free. Some say Lincoln overstepped his presidential authority, arguing that slavery was allowed under the U.S. Constitution. They’re wrong. One of the oldest rules of war … Continue reading

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Civil Rights And The Gospel – why the struggle is worth it

I like inertia. I like that an object at rest tends to stay at rest, especially when the object is my body, and I like that an object in motion tends to stay in motion if that means I don’t have to … Continue reading

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Slavery Apologists Can’t Rewrite History

This makes me ill: Slavery produced in the South a genuine affection between the races that we believe we can say has never existed in any nation before the War or since. Southern Slavery As It Was Southern Slavery As … Continue reading

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The Civil War Was About Enslaving Black People

There are still people  – in the north and the south – who will tell you the Civil War was fought over states’ rights. They are wrong. It was fought over slavery. Any other issue comes in a distant second. Evidence … Continue reading

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