Author: Reely

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Jeopardy! Players Ace Civil War Category

The Civil War was a second round category on the game show Jeopardy! on 12/18/2014. That means the clues were worth double what they are worth in the first round and are supposed to...

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Poetry: Sherman’s March to the Sea

“Sherman’s March to the Sea” is a poem written in 1864 by Samuel Hawkins Marshall Byers III, 5th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Byers wrote it while a prisoner in Colombia, S.C. The poem was set...

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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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Lieber Code 1863: Section Index

April 24, 2013 is the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the Lieber Code: Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Field. These are the titles and headings of...

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Lieber Code 1863: Section I

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE FIELD. SECTION I.–Martial law–Military jurisdiction–Military necessity–Retaliation. 1. A place, district, or country occupied by an enemy stands, in consequence of the occupation,...

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Lieber Code 1863: Section II

SECTION II.–Public and private property of the enemy–Protection of persons, and especially of women; of religion, the arts and sciences–Punishment of crimes against the inhabitants of hostile countries. 31. A victorious army appropriates all...