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Prison break a part of Civil War history

Prison break a part of Civil War history

Today is an important day in Civil War history – not for a famous battle or skirmish – but for an event that required no less courage and perseverance than the bloodiest encounter.On Feb. 8, 1864, Yankee prisoners in Richmond’s infamous Libby prison...
“Damn the Yankees’ – not the right ‘oath’

“Damn the Yankees’ – not the right ‘oath’

I am always interested in reading first-person accounts of the Civil War, and so was pleased to find an article in my inbox this morning concerning the unpleasant task imposed upon Southerners of taking the oath of allegiance.After the War Between the States, loyal...
 

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