Monthly Archive: February 2014

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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....

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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...

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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...