Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Civil war document

  • Philadelphia document dealer selling Lincoln's Civil War blockade proclamation ...

    PHILADELPHIA - A document signed by President Abraham Lincoln ordering Union blockades of Confederate ports, marking the official start of the Civil War, is for sale. The Raab Collection in Philadelphia said Tuesday it is selling the document, which ...


  • Yard sale item found to be John Robe Civil War papers

    Imagine finding a framed Civil War-era document featuring the signature of President Abraham Lincoln at a yard sale.


  • The Achebe Controversy - Awolowo and the Forgotten Documents of the Civil ...

    The most comprehensive and almost cover-all organization of the documents of the Nigerian Civil War remains AHM Kirk-Greene's CRISIS AND CONFLICT IN NIGERIA, A Documentary Sourcebook 1966-1970 Volume 1, and Volume 2, published by Oxford ...


  • The first Jewish president? Lincoln, in the abrahamic tradition

    At the Skirball Cultural Center, you can see an original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Lincoln, amid an impressive array of founding American documents. The Huntington Library is host to two stunning and deeply engrossing Civil War ...


  • UN's own report says it failed Sri Lanka

    14 (UPI) -- A leaked internal U.N. document said the United Nations failed to protect civilians in the closing stages of Sri Lanka's brutal civil war. The draft of the critical internal U.N. report says "events in Sri Lanka mark a grave failure of the ...


  • Battle over Travis letter shines spotlight on Texas state archives

    The nearly 80,000 cubic feet of records held by the archive include poignant documents from Civil War pension rolls that record crippled veterans applying for $8 a month pensions.


  • Openings: Chuck Close and "The Civil War and American Art"

    "The Civil War and American Art" consists of 75 works (57 paintings and 18 battlefield photographs), most of which were created during the war, that document the shifts in American consciousness over time—from "palpable unease on the eve of war ...


  • Two days to see Emancipation doc in Lincoln's hand

    ... see the only surviving copy of the Emancipation Proclamation bearing President Abraham Lincoln's handwriting - the centerpiece of "The First Step to Freedom," an exhibit featuring the document as well as supplementary material about the Civil War ...


  • Steven Spielberg 'Humbled' As He Honours President Lincoln At Gettysburg

    Spielberg was there because his latest project 'Lincoln' documents the 17th President's life, and is tipped for Oscar recognition for its depiction of America's great Civil War President. According to Entertainment Weekly the feted director said to a ...


  • Previously Unknown John Bell Hood Papers Are Found

    ... demise of the Confederacy in the West. Those assessments could change thanks to the recent discovery of a major collection of Hood documents. They include Stonewall Jackson ... The cache includes Hood's four general officer commissions and roughly ...


  • Civil War-era map was made by the lesser Lloyd

    The document alone would likely sell for $150 to $200, but you can add $50 to $100 for the framing. You might even squeak out a little more if you can find a Civil War enthusiast who has an attachment to that geographic region or has a kinship with a ...


  • Dale Plummer: Emancipation Proclamation was courageous act

    The U.S. Constitution was in many respects a conservative document. The president, as commander-in-chief, was ... When the Civil War began, reunion of the states rather than abolishing slavery was the primary goal. Retention of the border slave states ...


  • Henderson Hall renovation plans shown to Wood commission

    We have original documents left behind by seven generations of the Henderson family, furniture, clothing, furnishings, artwork, documents, photographs, journals, books, newspapers; it's an incredible opportunity." Article Photos. Photo by Pamela Brust ...


  • Explore the Freedom's Frontier Civil War sites

    Though the Civil War may have officially started when Confederate shots were fired on Union-held Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor on April 12, 1861, the hostilities began in the Midwest much earlier.


  • Our view: Don't miss Lincoln exhibit

    Lincoln issued the document in September 1862 in the midst of the Civil War, declaring that if the rebellion did not end by Jan. 1, 1863, all slaves in the rebellious states would be free.


  • Emotion behind Civil War 'Requiem' continues to resonate with composer

    And there was a lot of emotion in the source materials for Baber's Civil War work, largely based on letters and other documents from soldiers who served in the War Between the States. There were moments such as a soldier writing to his wife as if they ...


  • This Week in Mohawk Valley History

    The document urges Southern states in rebellion to end the Civil War and rejoin the Union or all slaves in those states will be "forever free.


  • Sri Lanka Army Joins People in Rebuilding Activity

    SINGAPORE (IDN) - Amid reports that an internal document, made public on November 14 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, has triggered soul-searching in the world organisation on its failure to protect non-combatants in Sri Lanka's civil war, a visit ...


  • Rare document thief sentenced to year in prison

    ... explosion of ethnic and religious violence.More >>. In the west, terrified villagers flee burning homes after an explosion of ethnic and religious violence.


  • Civil War Soldier in Unmarked Grave Remembered on Veterans Day

    At an unmarked potter's field cemetery on Doyne Avenue on the grounds of Froedtert Hospital, three members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War stood at attention in the uniform of the Federal Army, carrying rifled muskets of the time. Dean ...


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