150 Years Young

There are so many major anniversaries around the events leading up to, and of the Civil War these days. Many of them commemorate important, but tragic events. Today we commemorate, but also celebrate, the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. We all know the name, we all remember something about it, depending […]

A signing heard ’round the world.

On this day in 1860, 150 years ago, South Carolina seceded from the Union, setting in motion the events that led to the American Civil War. As author Edward Ball points out in his NYTimes Op Ed, while it’s popular now for many to describe it as a battle over the constitutional issue of States’ […]