Friday, April 24, 2009

April's Main Points.

The main points of the Civil War in April;

April 3, 1865; Richmond falls to Union troops.

April 6-7, 1862; Battle of Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing, TN)

April 9, 1865: Confederate Armyof Northern Virginia surrenders at Appomattox Courthouse, VA

April 13, 1865: President Lincoln assassiated, dies the next day.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I share a birthday

I share a birthday with Union Major General Winfield Scott Hancock (February 14), II Corps Commander.

Noted birthday

Today is the 200th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln.

That is something to celebrate.

Born on the frontier.
No more than a few years education.
Taught himself the law.
Became a circuit lawyer.
Elected to the Illinois Legislature.
Served a term in the US Congress.
Failed to be elected Senator.
Elected the 16th President.
Saw his nation at war with each other.
Took great risks.
Became the driving force for freeing the slaves.
Became a martyr as victory was achieved.

Listed as one of the 5 greatest Presidents.

Born 200 years ago today.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Remembering February 1, 1861

Texas seceded on February 1, 1861, one of the original group of states to do so.

Friday, January 16, 2009

New Year

2009 is here, and I look forward to seeing a few anniversaries that will take place this year;

Abrahan Lincoln's 200th Birthday will be observed in February.

Robert E Lee 202nd Birthday will also be noted.

There wll also be several 144th anniversaries:

Sherman's Carolinas Campaign
The Fall of Charleston, SC
The destruction of Columbia, SC
The epic voyage of CSS Shenandoah
The last-ditch effort by the CSA to enlist African-Americans in its ranks (too little too late)
The Fall of Wilmington, NC
The destruction of Confederate defenses in the Shenandoah Valley
The establishing of the Freedmen's Bureau
The Battle of Averasboro, NC
The Battle of Bentonville, NC
The Battle of Fort Steadman, VA
The Battle of Five Forks, VA
The Battle of Selma, AL
The Fall of Petersburg, VA
The Fall of Richmond and the flight of the Confederate Government
The Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia
The Assassination of President Lincoln
The Surrender of the Army of Tennessee
The Capture of Jefferson Davis
The Battle of Palmito Ranch, TX
The Passage of the 13th Amendment, outlawing Slavery
The Start of Reconstruction

Good anniversaries this year, still looking forward to the 150th anniversaries, starting with the 150th Anniversary of the Secession of South Carolina, December 20, 2011.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Grave of General William Scurry, CSA, Texas State Cemetery, Austin, TX

Grave of General Ben McCulloch, Texas State Cemetery, Austin, TX

McCulloch was killed at Elk Horn Tavern, AR.

Grave of General A. S. Johnston, Texas State Cemetery, Austin, TX

Grave of General Albert Sidney Johnston, killed at Shiloh, TN

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Still here....

There will be a new post soon, I'm adding some pictures that I will take next week.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

My Book is out....

Announcing the e-publishing of my book, "An Amatuer's Look at the American Civil War."

1. Go to

2. Click on "Buy"

3. Under the books heading, click on "History"

4. Towards the bottom you will see "Try out advanced search" click on that.

5. Type in my last name, Powers, in the Name field.

6. My book is on page 5.

It is available only as a e-book right now.

I'll be the first to admit that I probably have not addressed every single aspect of the WBTS. But then and again, that would be what a Second Edition is for.

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