Tuesday, April 12, 2011

150 years ago: Civil War begins

Joseph H. Ruberry grave, 2010
One of the monumental events in American history, the Civil War, began 150 years ago today when Confederate forces attacked Union soldiers at Fort Sumter, South Carolina. It was a Rebel victory.

As with almost all wars, World War II perhaps being an exception, both sides expected the conflict to be a quick one--with their side of course emerging victorious. But the war, America's bloodiest, lasted four years.

Below you will find my many posts about our Civil War.

This entry is dedicated to my great-great grandfather, Pvt. Patrick Curran, 5th Pennsylvania Cavalry, and my great-grandfather, Pvt. Joseph Henry Ruberry, 23rd Illinois Infantry. Joseph, who lived a long life after the war ended, is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Evanston, Illinois.

Vicksburg posts:
Marathon Pundit at Vicksburg, 2008

Vicksburg Battlefield, Part One
Vicksburg Battlefield, Part Two, State Memorials
Vicksburg Battlefield, Part Three, Illinois Memorial
Vicksburg Battlefield, Part Four, The USS Cairo
Vicksburg Battlefield Part Five
Memorial Day--a time to remember

Shiloh posts:

Shiloh Part One
Shiloh Part Two
Marathon Pundit and friend, 2008
Shiloh Part Three
Shiloh Part Four

Lincoln posts:

Thirty hours in Lincoln's Springfield, Illinois
"My earliest recollection is of the Knob Creek place"
Abraham Lincoln birthplace site
Abraham Lincoln birthplace site's log cabin
Jonesboro, site of the third Lincoln-Douglas Debate
The only statue of Lincoln in military dress is in Dixon, Illinois
Stephen A. Douglas Tomb in Chicago
Northwestern Illinois, 2009

Other entries:

The Battle of Tupelo
Midwestern Presidential Pathway: Where Grant worked as a clerk
Midwestern Presidential Pathway: Ulysses S. Grant Home

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Atlanta Roofing said...

I think the Civil War began thousands of years ago, when man first began to struggle against the city-state. Inside, each of us fights for control and order on the one side, and freedom from restriction on the other.

Levois said...

Cool to know that you have a personal connection to the conflict. I just so happened to luck onto the anniversary thing today. This is definitely a moment worth reflecting on.

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