Monthly Archive: February 2014


Civil War Slang Gets a Whole Category on the Quiz Show Jeopardy!

On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Jeopardy! devoted a whole category to Civil War slang during the semi-final matches of the 2014 College Championship tournament. The category appeared in the 2nd or Double Jeopardy! round....


Admiral David Farragut’s Report on the Battle of Mobile Bay

Following the capture of New Orleans in April 1862, taking the port of Mobile, Alabama became a priority for the Union high command.  With New Orleans out of the picture, the Alabama city became...


James B. McPherson Quick Facts

Name Meaning James is of Hebrew origin and means “he who supplants” Vital Stats Birthday: November 14th, 1828 Birth Name: James Birdseye McPherson Birthplace: Near present day Clyde, Sandusky County, Ohio Height: 5’10” Date...