Monthly Archive: October 2011


The Aged Stranger (Audio Poem)

Francis Bret Harte (1836-1902) was well known for his humorous verse and tales of California mining life. He also wrote both serious and humorous poetry about the Civil War. Harte spent much of the...


The Sibley Tent in the Civil War

During the warmer months of the year and especially when actively campaigning, soldiers in the Civil War lived in tents. Several types of tents were used during the war, one of which was the...


James Longstreet Quick Facts

Name Meaning James is of Hebrew origin meaning “he who supplants” Vital Stats Birthday:  January 8th, 1821 Birth Name:  James Longstreet Birthplace:  Edgefield District, SC Height: 6′ * Date of Death:  January 2nd, 1904...