Category Archives: Civil War

Machining Civil War Era Cannons

If you know me or have followed my blog for a while, you might already know that I’m a bit of a Civil War buff. It turns out that my knowledge of this era came in kind of handy. Jay … Continue reading

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Cross Stitched Gettysburg – Framed!

This piece was a kit by Sunset called “Gettysburg.” It was the first piece that I’ve ever started for myself. Looking at my spreadsheet I started it in April 2003 and finished it October 30, 2007. Since then I’ve let … Continue reading

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My Civil War Fashion Patterns

When my parents came over for Thanksgiving this year my mom brought me a bag of patterns. She had been cleaning out her pattern drawer and came across a bunch that were mine. The other day I took them out … Continue reading

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My First Large Sewing Project – NSM 9-8-15

I have always been a huge Civil War buff. After college there was a time when I thought that I might try to get into reenacting. I didn’t know anybody who reenacted, but I knew that you could do it … Continue reading

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Book Review – “Lincoln In The World”

As a student of Civil War history I have read a LOT about Lincoln. I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review and it is definitely one that I’m glad to be able … Continue reading

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Tredegar Iron Works

The machinery of war consists of guns, ammo, cannons, locomotives, and other metal-based goods. The Union had quite a few foundries, forges, and mills already producing much of this material. In the South, however, there weren’t many manufacturing facilities. They … Continue reading

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Lincoln and God

“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.” The Civil War was a terrible thing. It pitted brother against brother; family against family; … Continue reading

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