Civil War Diaries


This site is about the, American Civil War, which started on, April 12, 1861.
There will be post about it's history and nuances. Articles, opinions, pictures and video (of re-enactments) welcomed.
Stories as remembered by the generations of families that participated.
Recipies, herbal remedies and styles of music and folk-tales of the time period.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

150th Anniversary of the American Civil War

Today is the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. According to news articles, it was a "somber" event. Some feel that the wounds have not healed, that a lot of the issues that led to a division of a nation are still very much alive today. Such as "state rights".

This is a first in a series of animations covering the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.


APRIL 12, 2011 

Several hundred people gathered on Charleston's Battery in the pre-dawn darkness, much as Charleston residents gathered 150 years ago to view the bombardment of April 12, 1861.

About 4 a.m., a single beam of light reached skyward from the stone works of Fort Sumter. About a half hour later, about the time the first shots were fired, a second beam glowed, signifying a nation torn in two.

Nearby, a brass ensemble played a concert entitled "When Jesus Wept" as hundreds listened, some in folding chairs, others standing. Fifty years ago during the centennial of the Civil War, there was a celebratory mood. But on Tuesday, the 150th anniversary events were muted. Even the applause seemed subdued. [more...]

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