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Walter signed and sold books at the annual Civil War Weekend at Liendo Plantation in Hempstead, Texas recently. Click here to see pics of the event!

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The Civil War This Week: Nov 24-30, 1864
Saboteurs tried burning New York City, an Indian massacre occurred in the Colorado Territory, and Confederates suffered a terrible defeat in Tennessee...

The Wilmot Proviso
In the 1840s, an amendment to a spending bill attempted to stop slavery from expanding, but it only drove the wedge deeper between North and South...

The Civil War This Week: Nov 17-23, 1864
Sherman's "March to the Sea" included capturing the Georgia capital at Milledgeville...

John Tyler Takes Command
John Tyler was the first vice president to succeed to the presidency due to death. He set numerous trends for future vice presidents to follow, despite the Constitution's ambiguity about succession...

The Civil War This Week: Nov 10-16, 1864
Federals under General Sherman burned Atlanta and began their "March to the Sea"...

Gagging the First Amendment
In the 1830s, Congress imposed a "gag rule" forbidding people from expressing their freedom by petitioning for abolishing slavery...

The Civil War This Week: Nov 3-9, 1864
Confederates harassed Federals in Tennessee, and Abraham Lincoln won reelection...

This site features the work of Walter Coffey, an author who has written several works of historical fiction and non-fiction, mostly involving the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. Much of the information on this site won't be found in mainstream history books because it is written from the founders' perspective of less government and more freedom. 

Articles pertaining to American history from the founders' perspective of less government and more liberty

The Year-by-Year History of American Liberty
A comprehensive digest of events in American history (1770-2013) presented from the founders' perspective...

The Year-by-Year History of the Civil War
A comprehensive digest of events related to the Civil War (1848-1877) from the founders' perspective...


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