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The death of Stonewall Jackson, an eyewitness account

Posted August 17th, 2017 at 12:11 AM by Vintersorg

- I wrote this article last year, for the blog I planned (but failed to maintain). Theblog is still onsite but has no activity at all, so I decided to post it here on my Historum blog (I'm actually surprised to see that I omitted to post it here). At least it will be read here...

A few days ago, we marked the 153th anniversary of the death of one of the most known figures of the Confederacy: General Thomas Jonathan Jackson, better known as "Stonewall Jackson".
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The Bluecoats, or How I got interested in the American Civil War.

Posted October 16th, 2014 at 06:49 AM by Vintersorg

I’m not really going to make an essay on a historical event here, but I’m rather going to explain the reason for my interest in the American Civil War, since I’m often beign asked the question: “how did you, a European, get so interested in the American Civil War? "
The interest began back in the 1980s when I was 8-9 years old, and my parents bought me this comic:

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the Distomo Massacre (10 June 1944)

Posted June 10th, 2014 at 11:59 PM by Vintersorg
Updated June 11th, 2014 at 12:09 AM by Vintersorg

Yesterday, the 10th of June 2014 marked the 70th anniversary of the famous massacre in Oradour sur Glane.
However the very same day, on the other side of Europe, another (far less famous) massacre occurred: the Distomo Massacre.

Distomo is a small village in western Boeotia (Greece), about 15km from the famous ruins of Delphi.

That fateful tenth of June, the 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division entered the town, and started going from door to door, executing...
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Black Bart, the Gentleman Outlaw and Poet

Posted April 16th, 2013 at 11:14 PM by Vintersorg

Black Bart, The Gentleman Outlaw & Poet
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While a known outlaw during his life, the name of Charles “Black Bart” Bowles won’t ring a bell for most people.
And yet his style, sophistication and non-violence (it is said he never fired a gun during his robberies) make him one of the most unique robbers of the old west.
Up until the American civil War, his life was rather unremarkable. He did some gold...
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The Battle of Hampton Roads: the first clash between Ironclad ships

Posted March 21st, 2013 at 02:10 AM by Vintersorg

While Ironclads were not totally new during the American Civil War (the French had launched the first Ironclad ship “La gloire” in 1856.The British built two ironclads in 1859, and decided by 1861 that the entire fleet should be replaced by this new kind of ships), it was the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia that had the dubious honor of being the first Ironclads to battle in 1862.
At the start of the war, Confederate secretary of the Navy Stephen Mallory understood that the CSA would never...
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