Tag: civil war history
The year 1861 was a dire one for the United States. In its opening months, five southern states joined South Carolina in seceding from the Union. In the recent 1860 election, the victor Abraham Lincoln hadn’t even appeared on the ballots of a third of the states in the Union. A bloody civil war loomed. [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on December 7, 2010, under - Civil Rights, - Civil War, - Constitution.
Tags: 13th amendment, civil war history, compromise, history of slavery, legal slavery, National Archives Official Blog, strange but true
When you think of Ben Hur, your mind probably goes to Charlton Heston riding a chariot around (and around) an arena in the 1959 classic. But what you should be thinking of is Union General Lewis Wallace’s impressive goatee. Lew not only fought in the Civil War, but authored the novel that is one of [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on December 3, 2010, under - Civil War, Facial Hair Fridays.
Tags: Ben Hur, Charleton Heston, civil war, Civil War beards, civil war history, Lew Wallace, National Archives Official Blog, strange facts